Request for review/testing: switching the default installer
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Mar 3 20:55:16 UTC 2011
On 03/03/2011 02:22, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> While working on this maybe it would be interesting to now use makefs
> instead of mkisofs, making installer generation 100% self hosting.
> makefs has recently been updating to a recent version from netbsd and
> now support iso9660, I already managed to create bootable livecd with
That would be very nice. There is a weird situation now where you can't
do ISO creation within 'make release' without also building ports, which
is a lot of overhead. I "solved" this problem by scripting the ISO
creation as a separate step, but it felt kludgy to me.
Another nice improvement in this space would be to be able to select the
specific ISO(s) that you want to create.
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