Subject: Re: Cross-building on FreeBSD 4.x
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/31/2003 22:34:43
On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 05:17:29PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> "Valeriy E. Ushakov" <> writes:
> > . build - works but when postinstall checks are run PR 20061
> >   manifests, though it's harmless.  it's arguable that when building
> >   into DESTDIR != / postinstall checks should not be run anyway.
> I'd agree that should be yanked.

Why?  You could quite easily be installing into the root filesystem
of a diskless system - as I did today.

FWIW it failed to create /etc/groups or /etc/master.passwd
I haven't yet managed to get the diskless clent to find a kernel :-(


David Laight: