Subject: Two observations.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 10/13/2003 04:12:52
Well, I'm back running -current. (The machine I had set aside for that
got stuck running MonopolySoft's GUI briefly, then I had some troubles
building -current from 1.6...)
I've noticed a couple of things, aside from difficulties in cross-bulding
from 1.6 (thise problems have been discussed here before by others; I think
that there are real problems and someone with better knowledge should start
with a "make clean" on 1.6 and try to build -current---or else designate
a minimum snap-shot date that can be used to start building):
* I have non-standard partitioning on my laptop. I didn't want to recreate
it, so I went with "use existing" (I think that this was during an
install; during a merge of /etc after an initial install, I botched
something and decided just to re-install and restore /etc from backup).
The sysinst tool apparently did NOT mount /dev/wd0a, and instead
quickly filled up the /mnt *directory* (on ramdisk?), producing a
stream of errors.
I killed the process, cleaned up the the files, restarted the
install, but used ^Z to suspend, and manually mounted, just before
sysinst began to unpack. Everything seemed okay, then.
There wast at least one other sysinst oddity, though. I asked
it *not* to install the etc.tgz. It still moved my old /etc
(Actually, I do not now remember if it was "update", or
"install", or just "unpack sets" that I selected when the /etc dir
was incorrectly relocated.)
(Yes, I wound up doing an install from a CD I made from a snapshot.
It seemed better than trying to keep fighting the build process.
If anyone in Houston wants a CD of NetBSD/i386 -current, I have a
spare, now (I burned a more recent version after a successful
build, rather than installing via build.sh).)
* After getting it humming along again, I find that my ttyactions
file is no longer working as it used to.
In particular, I have arranged to print a couple of escape sequences
to the terminal between logins. These clear the display and home the
Now, when those are printed, they just show up as ^[[H, etc.
Has anyone changed the way that terminal emulations are selected, or
arranged to disable them between logins? Or is there something in
/etc that could govern this?
"I probably don't know what I'm talking about." http://www.olib.org/~rkr/