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

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Dec 13 02:28:48 UTC 2011

On 12/10/2011 13:29, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
> 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.

I don't understand why the linux_base ports are not sorting this out on
their own. Why should this be a function of the installer?




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