cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/desktop chapter.sgml doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/linuxemu chapter.sgml

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Sat Dec 10 20:40:43 UTC 2011

On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 21:32:06 +0000 (UTC) Manolis Kiagias
<manolis at> wrote:

CCing re@, emulation@ and nwhitehorn@ due to a possible impact in the
upcomming release.

>   Modified files:
>     en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/desktop chapter.sgml 
>     en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/linuxemu chapter.sgml 
>   Log:
>   Use /compat/linux/proc instead of /usr/compat/linux/proc as the
> mount point of linproc in the examples, since:
>   - linux_base always installs to /compat and creates it as a
> directory if it does not exist as a symlink
>   - Custom installations (not done by sysinstall(8)) may not
> have /compat at all
>   - The linuxemu chapter uses /compat anyway (except a single
> example, fixed)
>   - The new bsdinstall(8) does not create /compat either as directory
> or symlink 

Looks like a bug in bsdinstall (and linux_base) to me. What you write
here means that a new release with bsdinstall instead of sysinstall may
cause problems where /compat is in a small partition and /usr in a big
partition (even if it creates a big one by default, an user may change
this). I suggest to fix bsdinstall before the release of 9.0. It also
changes what is expected by long-term users.

I try to get some time to have a look at fixing the linux_base ports,
but anyone is free to have a look too, as I'm not sure if I get enough
time to fix them before the release.


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