Should I update/updgrade/stay?

Frank Shute frank at
Mon May 31 19:35:11 BST 2004

On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 02:30:21PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Yes -- that is essentially what you have to do.  The hardest part of
> all that is running mergemaster, and that's not difficult if you
> understand what the diffs it generates are telling you.

I can't get to grips with mergemaster so I use my editor (vim) and
check diffs by hand. It's a rather tedious business but it gets the
job done and it's an option.

I think this might be documented in the handbook. So is the advice to
save a dated /etc tree which I follow; although <touch wood> I've
never needed it.

>From what I've found, if you follow the handbook then you shouldn't go
too badly wrong with the make world/kernel business. Although the
initial prospect can seem a bit terrifying to a newbie.



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