Subject: Re: probleme bulding current
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <David.Laight@btinternet.com>
Date: 01/10/2002 10:15:48
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 02:53:02PM -0500, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> | On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 05:22:01PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> | > But since such a filesystem cannot be used until the new kernel is built
> | > the toolchain shouldn't need makefs. If we are going to populate the new
> | > filesystem we have to be running a kernel that knows about it - and
> | > hence we can (presumably) use the native makefs.
> Well, thank Luke for makefs, since Luke wrote it; thank Todd for the
> funky toolchain stuff. Then thank Perry, for paying Luke & Todd :)
Seems I got confused by the name :-(
> makefs is quite useful in building and *populating* NetBSD ffs
> file systems for install media (e.g, floppies, miniroots, etc),
> possibly on non-NetBSD hosts, without needing root privileges.
Yes - would help the release, especially if you get the endianness
stuff sorted properly! (just a likely place for obscure errors)
> A lot of work has been occuring in the NetBSD source tree to
> allow building of releases from the NetBSD-current source tree,
> on a non-NetBSD current system, as an unprivileged user, without
> having to update your system's /usr/include, /usr/lib (et al),
> because that might not be appropriate.
Yes - I don't want to build as root, even on my own system!
It might be useful to be able to mount a file system such that
everyone had chown/chmod priviledge (but maybe nosuid). Then
you could build correct 'root' fs for a different version of
netbsd for the same machine.