10-CURRENT i386 memstick snapshots broken?
gjb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jun 9 00:43:39 UTC 2013
On Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 02:18:48PM -0500, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
> On 06/08/13 14:17, Glen Barber wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 12:10:16PM -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> >> On Jun 8, 2013, at 10:34 AM, Glen Barber wrote:
> >>> On Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 05:22:56PM -0400, Glen Barber wrote:
> >>>>> Has anyone else tried the i386 memstick and having the same problem?
> >>>> Hmm. Thanks for the report. I'll take a look at the logs for i386, but
> >>>> they are generated the same way as the amd64, so in theory should not
> >>>> have any noticable difference.
> >>> For amd64 and i386, native binaries are built, and installed into
> >>> scratch directories; for powerpc and powerpc64, I just use the amd64
> >>> binaries, because I cannot directly use the chroot binaries for
> >>> non-native architecture.
> >>> The scripts chroot into the scratch directories, and run the "real"
> >>> release builds.
> >> Have you tried using Crochet for this sort of thing?
> >> Since it was designed from the ground up for cross-building
> >> bootable images, it should avoid these issues.
> > I have not, primarily because I was not aware of crochet when
> > I originally started this. Although, by using the release stuff from
> > the base system, we do get a weekly run-test of the 'make release' bits
> > in head/ and stable/9/, so in theory, there would be no surprises when
> > it is -RELEASE time.
> >> The only fundamental limit right now is that Crochet uses
> >> the host system to build the UFS filesystems, so it can't
> >> build big-endian MIPS images on i386, for example.
> > Yes, I have this same issue with sparc64.
> Why not use makefs? It can build cross-endian UFS images.
The scripts do (as far as I recall for sparc64) use makefs, but a port
is needed to create the sparc-capable ISO image.
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