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Date:      Wed, 7 Jan 2009 21:22:06 +0100
From:      Albert Shih <Albert.Shih@obspm.fr>
To:        Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Johann Hasselbach <jhass88@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: mergemaster goof when src upgrading 7.0 -> 7.1
Message-ID:  <20090107202206.GK99261@obspm.fr>
In-Reply-To: <4964467D.9020606@boosten.org>
References:  <ab52c4f40901061328i254481d9obb36bcf53757d7db@mail.gmail.com> <4964467D.9020606@boosten.org>

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 Le 07/01/2009 à 07:06:53+0100, Peter Boosten a écrit
> Johann Hasselbach wrote:
> > I was doing a src upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1
> > 
> > After installkernel, i rebooted, and accidently ran "mergemaster"
> > instead of "mergemaster -p" before installworld. I ctrl-c'd once I
> > realized what I had done, but the damage was done.
> > 
> > It seems to have overwritten my password and group files.
> > 
> 
> I've stated this before: In my opinion this entire 'I want to overwrite
> your passwd file' attitude from mergemaster is nonsense: at installation
> time you're required to add an additional user, and mergemaster wants to
> undo that again.
> 
Well...i'm not developper but long time ago, when I update from FreeBSD x.y
to Freebsd x+1,(0-1) I loose many time to find something don't work because
the Freebsd x+1 need some new system account. 

Regards.
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