Subject: Re: Wrong permissions?
To: Michael Schabert <>
From: Ossi Herrala <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/2003 20:24:15
On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 09:07:32AM -0800, Michael Schabert wrote:
> >I do my builds with following commands:
> >
> >   ./ -M/usr/obj -T/usr/tools -D/usr/NetBSD/dest -rU tools
> >   ./ -M/usr/obj -T/usr/tools -D/usr/NetBSD/dest -uU build
> >   ./ -M/usr/obj -T/usr/tools -D/usr/NetBSD/dest -uU kernel=TXPO
> >   Install kernel with cp
> >   ./ -M/usr/obj -T/usr/tools -D/usr/NetBSD/dest -uU install=/
> But the *very* important step that you're leaving out is that you must su(d0) 
> to root before the install. If you perform those steps in exactly the order that 
> you list, then you either (1) were root the whole time (making -U useless), 
> or (2) could not have done the proper install with permissions because you were 
> not root ever.

You are right. I forgot to mention I do the last two command with root
permissions. Sorry about that.

And just FYI. Some time ago I tested to build with command

./ <options> tools distribution kernel=GENERIC

and it works also. "tools" can be dropped because "distribution" applies
it if tools are not build. This makes ./ really simple and usefull
to me. Thanks to whoever did it!

Ossi Herrala
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