Floppyless release build of sparc64
obrien at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jul 25 13:39:17 PDT 2003
On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 11:50:10PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > > > boot.flp is actually useful on sparc64 because you can dd it to a disk
> > > > from solaris and then boot off it to install. I'm happy with having
> > > > the option of not building it if it saves time but please make it an
> > > > option.
> > >
> > > OK, then things will be left as is. There's already an option for
> > > this; it's called NO_FLOPPIES (documented in the release(7) manpage).
> > BUT the size of the "floppy" should be something like 10MB so that we
> > know we will *never* overflow it during "make release".
> Should the need arise for that, it's a two-line change to release/Makefile,
> by just bumping MFSSIZE and BIGBOOTSIZE for sparc64.
You're missing the point. The size should be set now to something that
will *never* be too small. Waiting until "make release" is broken is
stupid in this case.
-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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