Disappointing dependency introduced in 9.1 (from 8-STABLE)
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Sep 12 05:44:32 UTC 2013
On 12/09/2013 05:53, Michael Sierchio wrote:
> Because I build a lot of embedded devices with serial consoles, I was in
> the habit of hacking /boot/loader by commenting out a line in a Makefile
> that enables terminal emulation
> #CFLAGS+= -DTERM_EMU
> and then in /sys/boot doing a make clean && make
> unfortunately, with 9.X, this breaks the compile. It seems a dependency
> was introduced which requires the videoconsole code. I find this extremely
> irritating. Of course, there's nothing to stop me (at the moment) from
> compiling loader under 8-STABLE and installing it on 9.1 machines, but...
> Is there a better way now to stop the cursor from scribbling illegibly
> across the screen?
Hmmm... normally you should be controlling build options by setting
WITH_FOO style flags in /etc/src.conf, although I can't see anything
obviously relevant in src.conf(5).
Did you raise a PR about this? Requesting a means to have a loader that
only works via a serial console sounds like something that should be
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk
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