Subject: Re: objdirs and readonly /usr/src
To: Dick Davies <>
From: Andreas Kahari <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/21/2004 11:10:40
On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 09:25:20AM +0000, Dick Davies wrote:
> Hi. Bit stuck.
> I mount /usr/src readonly over NFS to my current box.
> When I try to build tools, I get this error:
>  cc  -O -o nbmake *.o
>  #    objdir  /usr/obj/tools
>  ln: obj: Read-only file system
> Which I assume is because can't make symlinks in /usr/src.
> Have I missed something?
> I'm starting to think rsync would be less hassle :)

It would be neat to be able to mount a translucent local
directory on top of the read only directory with mount_union.  I
did this on OpenBSD the other day, but ran into problems with
make ("getcwd(): No such directory").  I believe this had to do
with the ro-dir being NFS-mounted.  Haven't tried it on NetBSD


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