cvs commit: src/release/i386 fixit_crunch.conf

Xin LI delphij at
Fri Jun 15 16:52:08 UTC 2007

Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> If memory serves me right, Ken Smith wrote:
>> On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 14:41 +0000, Ken Smith wrote:
>>> kensmith    2007-06-15 14:41:11 UTC
>>>   FreeBSD src repository
>>>   Modified files:
>>>     release/i386         fixit_crunch.conf 
>>>   Log:
>>>   The i386 "fixit" floppy began overflowing, most likely due to the new
>>>   gcc.  Replace vi(1) with ed(1) as the editor to make the contents fit
>>>   on a floppy again.
>>>   Revision  Changes    Path
>>>   1.15      +2 -4      src/release/i386/fixit_crunch.conf
>> Needing to deal with this was almost enough motivation to stop
>> supporting floppies for the 7.X release but I decided that was a bit too
>> drastic (just barely :-).
>> But I think this does signal the end.  Please plan around floppy support
>> being nuked from HEAD some time fairly shortly after RELENG_7 gets
>> branched (meaning no floppy support for 8.X).
> Clarification:  This means "no support for floppy install or fixit
> media".  We're *not* talking about dropping support for floppy drives.

It would be nice if we can also get rid of some workaorund to make
loader(8) fit the floppy, e.g. to enable bzip2 support by default, on


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