docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in Handbook
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Wed Dec 7 18:40:11 UTC 2011
The following reply was made to PR docs/163102; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Kevin Baxter <voidchicken at gmail.com>
To: Manolis Kiagias <sonic2000gr at gmail.com>
Cc: freebsd-doc at freebsd.org, bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in Handbook
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:38:40 -0800
On 12/07/2011 10:26, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> On 7/12/2011 7:20 ìì, Patrick Lamaiziere wrote:
>> The following reply was made to PR docs/163102; it has been noted by
>> From: Patrick Lamaiziere<patfbsd at davenulle.org>
>> To: bug-followup at freebsd.org<bug-followup at freebsd.org>
>> Cc: Kevin Baxter<voidchicken at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in
>> Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:02:34 +0100
>> Le Wed, 7 Dec 2011 15:30:15 GMT,
>> Kevin Baxter<voidchicken at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> > $ 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)
> 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.
I'm using a ZFS root, so I used the wiki's RootOnZFS page to install
(which doesn't use sysinstall, and doesn't mention /compat).
So is this a case of a non-standard installation being unsupported?
Should the wiki be changed to include that symlink? Or should one of the
install scripts be changed to make the symlink?
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