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

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at
Sat Dec 10 22:29:42 UTC 2011

On 12/10/11 15:06, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> 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.

This is very easy to do, and the correct place is in 
/usr/src/usr.sbin/bsdinstall/scripts/config. I don't have a good sense 
of what the correct logic is, however, and so would appreciate either 
guidance or patches from emulation-types.

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