docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in Handbook

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at
Wed Dec 7 18:26:23 UTC 2011

On 7/12/2011 7:20 μμ, Patrick Lamaiziere wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR docs/163102; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Patrick Lamaiziere<patfbsd at>
> To: bug-followup at<bug-followup at>
> Cc: Kevin Baxter<voidchicken at>
> Subject: Re: docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in Handbook
> Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:02:34 +0100
>   Le Wed, 7 Dec 2011 15:30:15 GMT,
>   Kevin Baxter<voidchicken at>  a ιcrit :
>   >   $ ls /usr/compat
>   >   ls: /usr/compat: No such file or directory
>   >   $ ls -ld /compat
>   >   drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel        3 Jan 17  2010 compat
>   >
>   >   It isn't a symlink on my system. At what point in installation is it
>   >   supposed to have been created? I don't see a mention of that
>   >  anywhere in the Handbook. Chapter 11.2 even refers to /compat/linux
>   >  instead of /usr/compat/linux.
>   On 9.0 bsdinstall does not create the /compat symlink. Or
>   even /compat, it is created when you install the linux base.
>   You have to move /compat to /usr/compat and create the link by hand.

I've checked on 9.0-RC2 and the link is there, but my installs were 
upgraded from 8.2-RELEASE, so you may have a point there. I'll check on 
a clean 9.0-RC3 install shortly and report findings.

>   This is a bug in bsdinstall imho. Sysintall did it. I don't know if
>   this is fixed (I've installed with a 9.0 beta usb key)
>   Regards.

If it happens that 9.0 installs into /compat, we should either add this 
to the documentation or file a PR so that either the linux_base package 
or bsdinstall creates the link.
But from the current PR it seems the OP was using 8.2-RELEASE which 
should not exhibit this.

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