FreeBSD 8.x sysisntall dists

Devin Teske devin.teske at
Wed Sep 26 19:05:57 UTC 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vrwmiller at [mailto:vrwmiller at] On Behalf Of Rick
> Miller
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:47 AM
> To: dteske at
> Cc: FreeBSD Questions
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD 8.x sysisntall dists
> >> dists=base kernels GENERIC SMP DEBUG doc catpages
> >>
> >> DEBUG was added to the above along with the new release build.  All
> >> distributions get installed with the exception of DEBUG.  In looking
> >> through sysinstall sources (I am not much of a C programmer to begin
> >> with) and it appears as though the sources need to be modified to
> >> support a new DEBUG distribution.
> >>
> >> I wonder if you might be able to confirm or refute this...
> >>
> >
> > Confirmed. I'll raise a PR with a patch to correct this.
> Awesome!  Thanks for the quick reply, Devin!  If you don't mind, will
> you pass on the PR so I can track it?

Sure, no prob. It should appear in GNATS within 15-20 minutes. I'll get you the
PR number when I get my response from GNATS.

>  I am also considering
> approaching one of our developers to ask if they can write a patch,
> would that be helpful?

No need. Patch is already written.

I'll be submitting it to my mentor for review/approval shortly.

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