Re: poudriere-image(8) and the required /usr/freebsd-dist files for installation

From: Emmanuel Vadot <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 10:11:29 UTC

On Mon, 28 Mar 2022 09:37:22 +0000
Faraz Vahedi <> wrote:

> Greetings hackers,
> I have heard a lot about the poudriere-image(8), and it seems to be
> widely used despite maturity.
> I gave it a try, and it indeed works fantastically. But there are a
> few things I could not yet find a proper way to resolve. The most
> important one is that the final image does not contain the required
> /usr/freebsd-dist files, and therefore it either should fetch them
> or fails to proceed with the installation.
> How would you handle it when the ``packagelist'' is provided and
> you cannot fetch and overlay the files from upstream?
> I appreciate any help. Cheers.
> Respectfully,
> Faraz

 The goal for poudriere-image was never to be able to provide installer
images. The only goal is to provide live image that can be booted from
usb, network, or directly dd on a disk.


Emmanuel Vadot <> <>