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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2009 22:11:42 -0500
From:      Glen Barber <>
To:        Olivier Nicole <>
Subject:   Re: What is proper process for source installs?
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On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Olivier Nicole
<> wrote:
> Hi,
>> and so on. So it's safe to say just merging the trees like this
>> isn't the way to go. What is the proper process to finish a bsd
>> image after installworld and installkernel is done?
> Not sure what you are trying to do, but usually you better follow the
> instructions from /usr/src/UPDATING.


> By the way, I beleive a good part of /etc is installed/reinstalled by a
> make installworld and/or mergemaster.

Configuration files are untouched by 'installworld'.  I've found on
systems with major /etc/* changes, the following is the path of least
resistance, quickest, and best at providing a "backup plan" before
running mergemaster:

   # cd /
   # tar cvvf `hostname`.etcbak.tar etc
   # mv etc /somewhere/safe
   # mergemaster -iFUP

You can also set IGNORE_FILES in /etc/mergemaster.rc.  mergemaster(8)
for more information on that.


Glen Barber

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