On Dec 17, 2009, at 4:54 AM, Marc Lrner wrote:
>> Recently, mergemaster on ia64 offers this after installworld:
>> *** The installed file /boot has the type "symbolic link"
>> but the new version has the type "directory"
>> How would you like to handle this?
>> Use 'r' to remove /boot
>> You will be able to install it as a "directory"
>> Use 'i' to ignore this
>> How to proceed? [i]
>> I think it didn't ask this question before.
>> Is this just a generic, non ia64 specific, question?
>> /boot on ia64 must be a symbolic link, right?
> This link was and is needed for ia64 for compliance with build/installkernel because ia64-kernel resides on the efi-partition.
> I think this was forgotten to implement for ia64's mergemaster.
Correct. It's also not possible to add /boot to IGNORE_FILES for
some reason. I tried that and it still complained. I guess it
only works for files and not directories.