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Date:      Thu, 08 Jan 2009 04:55:43 +0100
From:      Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org>
To:        matt donovan <kitchetech@gmail.com>
Cc:        Albert.Shih@obspm.fr, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Johann Hasselbach <jhass88@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: mergemaster goof when src upgrading 7.0 -> 7.1
Message-ID:  <4965793F.3060202@boosten.org>
In-Reply-To: <28283d910901071718m1b71eb41r22f9787d968802b@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <ab52c4f40901061328i254481d9obb36bcf53757d7db@mail.gmail.com>	<4964467D.9020606@boosten.org> <20090107202206.GK99261@obspm.fr>	<496511DE.2040001@boosten.org> <28283d910901071718m1b71eb41r22f9787d968802b@mail.gmail.com>

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matt donovan wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org> wrote:
>>>
>> Well, my point is that mergemaster shouldn't have to delete ALL accounts,
>> just to add one. User and group accounts can be added to the passwd/group
>> file *without* deleting the others.
>>
> 
> mergemaster doesn't delete ALL accounts if you do it correctly. I usually
> leave the files for later and then manually do it.
> 

Your 'do it correctly' refers to 'leave it for later', however I've read
at least twice yesterday, that someone *accidentally* 'installed' the
file from /var/tmp/temproot. *That* should not be possible in the first
place.

Thank heaven it never happened to me (knock on wood), but a mistake is
easily made, especially when you just went through a whole bunch of
updated rc scripts.

Peter

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