The default file /etc/printcap is an example file that does not provide any working functionality to the process it configures (lpr) in it's default state. A working configuration must be either manually set up or is automatically generated by ports, such as CUPS, to function. When invoking mergemaster, it will detect changes to /etc/printcap and ask for user input. This seems to be rather fruitless since any changes made to the file are (theoretically) intended, or will be overwritten automatically by a ports based print spooler on next daemon restart.
I am suggesting that the example /etc/printcap be moved into /usr/share/examples/printing/printcap where it would seem more at home and be less likely to cause confusion and/or collision with local configurations.
This isn't really a standards issue, so throw it back into the pool.
FWIW, I don't have this problem since I have a mergemaster pre-compare
script that deletes /etc/printcap from the temproot. This will be even
easier going forward with the new IGNORE_FILES option so I'm not convinced
that this move is necessary.
Throw it back into the pool.
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