docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in Handbook
jhb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 8 20:29:04 UTC 2011
On 12/8/11 1:57 PM, Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
> On 8 December 2011 21:41, John Baldwin<jhb at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On 12/7/11 1:30 PM, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
>>> The following reply was made to PR docs/163102; it has been noted by
>>> From: Manolis Kiagias<sonic2000gr at gmail.com>
>>> To: freebsd-doc at freebsd.org, bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
>>> Cc: VoidChicken at gmail.com
>>> Subject: Re: docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in Handbook
>>> Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:26:21 +0200
>>> On 7/12/2011 7:20 ěě, 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
>>> > > 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.
>> sysinstall did this in its magic installFixupBase() routine as bogon #4.
>> I've no idea if bsdinstall replicates all the same post-install fixups.
>> Hmm, my fresh 9.0 system has no /compat or /usr/compat, so
>> this seems to be missing. I think the package should keep installing
>> to /compat, but I don't really think the package should set the policy of
>> symlinking /compat to /usr/compat. That should be in the install if /compat
>> doesn't already exist.
> Also from man hier:
> /compat/ normally a link to /usr/compat. If not, then the /usr/compat
> comments apply (created by sysinstall(8))
> /usr/compat/ files needed to support binary compatibility with
> other operating systems, such as Linux (created by
I would be fine with removing the /usr/compat entry from this manpage
and moving its description to the /compat entry. I would drop mention
of sysinstall(8), and maybe add a note to say that /compat is typically
a symlink to /usr/compat (though that will not be true on a 9.0
machine). I guess it was left out of bsdinstall due to the one big /
layout, but for users who use a custom layout (e.g. myself, I don't like
one big /), it might be nice if bsdinstall did this rather than forcing
users to have to remember this detail. Does bsdinstall always make
/home a symlink to /usr/home to support custom layouts? If so, it
should apply the same logic to /compat. It might be nice if it could
"notice" that /usr is separate and auto-create /compat and /home links
in that case if it is currently doing nothing for /home.
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