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

Manolis Kiagias manolis at
Sat Dec 10 21:25:00 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 10:40 μμ, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> 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.

Yes, this was discussed in the PR (see 
). I think the best and safer way would be for bsdinstall to create the 
link if possible.

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