bin/101762: [sysinstall] Sysinstall does not obey /usr/ports
symlink while installing ports tree
eugen at kuzbass.ru
Thu Aug 10 15:30:19 UTC 2006
>Synopsis: [sysinstall] Sysinstall does not obey /usr/ports symlink while installing ports tree
>Arrival-Date: Thu Aug 10 15:30:15 GMT 2006
>Originator: Eugene Grosbein
>Release: FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE i386
Svyaz Service JSC
System: FreeBSD nkz.delikates-nk.ru 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0: Sun May 7 04:42:56 UTC 2006 root at opus.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP i386
I've booted 6.1-RELEASE installation CD and installed this release
using 'Custom' mode. I've created 128M-sized root and 256M-sized /usr,
4G /usr/local and 15G /home and selected only base distribution
I've booted the new installation from hard drive, created directory
/home/ports and made symlink /usr/ports -> /home/ports.
Then I mounted CD and ran sysinstall to install Ports Collection.
I hoped it will populate /home/ports. However, sysinstall removed
/usr/ports symlink and started to fill /usr/ports directory,
quickly ran out of vnodes and failed.
The same attempt for src distribution was successful, sysinstall
has not removed /usr/src -> /home/src symlink and populated /home/src
Make empty /home/ports directory, make /usr/ports symlink pointing
to /home/ports, run sysinstall and try to install Ports Collection
from FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE CD (disk1). Sysinstall removes /usr/ports
symlink, recreates it as directory and unrolls ports to /usr partition.
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