Subject: Re: Two observations.
To: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/13/2003 14:06:12
> Since I went from CD for two versions of -current over a short span of
> time (and didn't use the system much between), I can't say for certain,
Most of the changes went in early July 2003, so both are 'recent'.
(ie post my rototil)
> > The way /etc is handled is broken!
> I wasn't relying on much by way of automation. The first time around, I just
> did an "update" from the burned CD, and was quasi-manually merging via
> Most files were unchanged, or varied only by my configuration changes.
Yes - and the files you'd changed probably only contained comments before.
> A few were new.
> This seemed like not a bad idea, since it helped alert me to changes.
Yes - I distrust 'upgrade' as well!
> I am beginning to believe that I should set up a DHCP server to
> simplify system upgrades for those times when I don't have a pre-update/
> pre-upgrade version of /etc from which to get network configurations...
I did once sort out a list of all the files I had to edit after
a simple re-install....
> > > The sysinst tool apparently did NOT mount /dev/wd0a, and instead
> > > quickly filled up the /mnt *directory* (on ramdisk?), producing a
> > > stream of errors.
> > mmm which version of sysinst were you running?
> > /dev/wd0a should (now) have been mounted of /targetroot
> > Anything that assumes /mnt needs fixing.
> Whatever I got from building -current to "release" and then "sets".
There must be a lurking /mnt somewhere.....
> The first time, it might have been from as far back as sometime in
> early September.
Plenty new enough...
> In all cases? I confess to not attempting to find and examine
> the sysinst sources. (^&
Unfortunately I made the mistake of looking into the bag :-(
David Laight: email@example.com