make memstick broken in 12.0 ?

Julien Cigar julien at
Wed Mar 6 16:53:48 UTC 2019


I'm trying to create a custom memstick.img for a Soekris 6501 (which
doesn't boot with the GENERIC kernel). 

For years I used the following which has always worked::

% svnlite co svn:// ~/soekris/src
% cat <<EOF > ~/soekris/src/sys/amd64/conf/SOEKRIS
    >include GENERIC
    >ident SOEKRIS
    >device atpic
    >device mptable
% export MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=~/soekris/obj
% export TARGET=amd64
% make -j 8 -C ~/soekris/src buildworld buildkernel
% export NOPORTS=yes
% export NODOC=yes
% export NOSRC=yes
% sudo -E make -C ~/soekris/src/release memstick

memstick.img is generated as expected, and put on USB stick:

% gpart destroy -F /dev/da1
% sudo -E dd if=~/soekris/obj/usr/home/jcigar/soekris/src/amd64.amd64/release/memstick.img of=/dev/da1 bs=1m conv=sync

For some unknown after I'm booting the image (1) the installation
doesn't contain the base and kernel sets (2) and is missing some
installation files (3) ...


any idea what's going on here or if I missed something ?


Julien Cigar
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