Subject: Re: Removing /sys [was Re: proposed change to src/etc/Makefile]
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/2002 10:17:35
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 10:55:26AM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> Sounds like you're a victim of changes to "pax". On the other hand,
> removing the step to create "/sys" shouldn't cause problems for
> anyone: if you have it, it would be left alone, and if you don't, and
> you need it, you can always make it yourself, once.
> The existence of "/sys -> /usr/src/sys" is more than just clutter. It
> causes builds of packages that still pass "-I/sys" to the compiler to
> blow up, in the likely case where "/usr/src/sys" is not for the
> running system.

Taking this example we should change the amd.conf so it doesn't default to
using '/net' as well.  I haven't checked recently, but I really got tired
of seeing 'make build' try to pull in /net/something.h in my logs. :-)