amd documentation: why is it so confusing?

horio shoichi bugsgrief at
Wed Dec 3 16:59:15 PST 2003

On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 11:54:12 +0900
Rob <nospam at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have exported directories successfully. Thus I moved on to use amd for
> having the system mount this as it is needed.
> However, I am getting totally stuck in the amd manuals. Are the amd manuals
> really that bad, or is it me?
> For example:
> The FreeBSD handbook mentions amd in one sentence, by referring to the
> manual pages of amd and amd.conf. So all I have are the manual pages
> on the amd commands and files. The amd manual talks about a map file,
> but there's nowhere information to be found on what the structure of
> such a map file is.
> Is the creation of the amd-map file too trivial, or so complicated that
> nobody dares explaining it....?
> Anyone who can point me to better help on this?
> Thanks!
> Rob.
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Two places:

/usr/src/contrib/amd/doc has texi sources. is the current maintainer's page.
See "Documentation and Information" there.

horio shoichi

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