cvs commit: src/sys/boot/forth beastie.4th

Scott Long scottl at
Sat Sep 13 14:55:53 PDT 2003

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Doug Barton wrote:

> On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > Put beastie_disable="YES" in /boot/loader.conf.
> >
> > > installworld steers clear
> > > of updating this file, so it should be safe from changes.
> > >
> > This is likely to change.
> If it does, may I suggest that this happens in /usr/src/etc/Makefile
> instead of in installworld? That way mergemaster can deal with it.
> In an ideal world, anything in loader.conf should be twiddle'able in
> loader.conf.local, but if it isn't, we don't want to blat user changes.
> Doug

For a bit of historical perspective, many people have quite clearly
expressed their opinion on the beastie bootloader to me in no
uncertain terms.  For those people, the only appropriate solution seems
to be to remove all traces of this functionality, something that is
quite easy to do by doing what I suggested to DES.


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