cvs commit: src Makefile.inc1
yar at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 31 02:26:43 PDT 2007
yar 2007-10-31 09:26:43 UTC
FreeBSD src repository
Decouple the install tools from the main system as much as possible.
I.e., not only copy them to a scratch dir, but also make them use saved
copies of libraries and locale files. That gives us several benefits:
1) ABI breakages should no longer affect installworld over the live system.
2) It becomes safe to run installworld while still running the old kernel.
However, it can be reasonable to save the old /rescue before that to be
able to run the old reboot(8), as the new binaries are rather likely to
fail with the old kernel. Anyhow, it's now possible to upgrade a system
in a single reboot _reliably_.
3) With a bit of hackery around rtld(8), it becomes possible to do destructive
cross-installs, e.g., i386->amd64 over the live system.
The only shared item left between the old and new systems is rtld(8),
which cannot be run from a saved copy easily because its full
pathname is stored in the respective field of each ELF executable.
(In theory, that field could be overridden, e.g., from the environment,
but this can lead to security issues.) That's why a destructive
cross-install isn't possible w/o hackery yet.
Fruitful ideas by: ru
Reviewed by: ru
Tested with: audit(4)
Revision Changes Path
1.590 +32 -14 src/Makefile.inc1
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