Subject: Re: Removing /sys [was Re: proposed change to src/etc/Makefile]
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/2002 20:47:39
So... just because something has been there for years, it means we can't
change it??? Personally, I have to reset /sys each time I update my
system because I have it pointing somewhere else. And I don't see the use
of it. If some package needs sys sources I guess it can use ${BSDSRCDIR}/sys.

I like the idea of removing /sys, but we could leave /altroot and /stand
as they are...

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 09:51:19 -0800 (PST)
Greywolf <> wrote:

> Okay, this time I've actually followed the thread for more than ten
> messages before responding.  (Not that this will keep me from making
> an ass of myself, but...)
> I see /sys going away; okay, I can always relink.  No big.
> Then it is suggested that /altroot and /stand go away...
> *vwiwiiiipp!* Pardon?
> Now I'm starting to wonder why /sys is going away in the first place.
> Is it really causing a lot of egregious failures, or what?  I figured
> that /sys was a pointer into /usr/src/sys as a result of extracting the
> src.tgz set.
> Incidentally, /sys has been a pointer to /usr/src/sys since BSD 4.x,
> at least, for x in [1..4], and it's been around longer than /altroot,
> at least on most systems I've installed.
> Personally, I don't see any need to delete any of this.  It's not really
> doing any harm out there.
> 				--*greywolf;
> --
> NetBSD: u_long uptime;

Julio Merino ( <>