Subject: The Root floppy for installation
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Francis Demierre <>
List: amiga
Date: 10/11/1994 13:26:54
Hi All hackers !

as I once said in one of my mail, I was working on an installation
floopy set to ease the NetBSD installation for novice users.

Looking at the one currently provided, I felt myself as a complete
novice too. The guy who did it managed to put a whole lot on it.

All the executables on that floppy (in /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin)
are an absolute link to one single file which is about 750KBytes big.

Could somebody, please, explain me how this was done ?

Is there a supported way of doing this or did that person
renamed every main() in the sources to their command name
and then wrote a main() stub routine and linked all together 
(statically) ?

Thanks for any answer....

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