Subject: Some post-install problems
To: #List NetBSD current users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/20/2004 20:01:46
I finally got close to -current.  Installed a new kernel and userland
and now I'm trying to get my /etc stuff updated.  Running into a few

1. etcupdate complains about

	install: /tmp/temproot/etc/powerd/scripts: mkstemp: No such
	file or directory

   If I manually mkdir /tmp/temproot/etc/powerd and then mkdir
   /tmp/temproot/etc/powerd/scripts and rerun (telling it not to
   continue with the aborted update and not to remove /tmp/temproot)
   it will then proceed to problem #2

2. For every file which is different and a merge is attempted, I get

	sdiff: subsidiary program `ed' failed

   at the end of the merge.

3. postinstall also has a problem - when I run

	# /usr/src/etc/postinstall -s /usr/src -d / fix makedev
	Source directory: /usr/src
	Target directory: /
	makedev fix:
	        Can't find source directory for MAKEDEV

I'm obviously missing something important but I have no idea what it
might be.  Clue-by-four up against the head would be appreciated!

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