Subject: Re: i386 20000213 snapshot glitches
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/27/2000 05:33:42
On Jun 7, 9:39pm, David Brownlee wrote:
} "/" being full:
} I believe pax honours the TMPDIR environment variable.
} Could you try setting it to /mnt/tmp before running
sysinst wants to run without the filesystems being mounted, so if
TMPDIR is required before the filesystems are prepped and mounted,
which is highly likely, this wouldn't work. Besides, I don't want to
destroy the system that I built just to try this.
} MAKEDEV needing grep:
} This sounds distinctly bogus, could you submit a PR?
It comes from this bit of code:
# Check if we have fdesc mounted
if [ -d fd ]; then
df fd | grep -q fdesc
if [ $? = 0 ]; then
The line that has grep was added in revision 1.84 by christos with this
Don't barf when we have fdesc mounted. Just skip the devices fdesc provides
It was further modified in revision 1.86 by christos with this message:
Make sure fd is a directory before we df it.
That was done 8.5 months ago (the current revision is 1.101). Do you
still feel that it is a bug?
} Sounds like it was a non exportable snapshot - try
} extracting secr.tgz after install.
That wasn't supplied, so I would probably have to compile it.
}-- End of excerpt from David Brownlee