Subject: Re: mkisofs and -P option
To: Greg Troxel <,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/12/2005 07:59:26
In article <> you wrote:
> I actually looked at the result of building an iso image and noticed
> mkisofs flaming about -P and POSIX compliance:
> mkisofs 2.01a32 (i386-unknown-netbsd2.99.15)
> mkisofs -J -l -hide-joliet-trans-tbl -r -T  -V NETBSD_3997  -P "The NetBSD Project"  -m "/usr/obj/auto-current/releasedir/i386/installation/cdrom" -quiet -b i386/installation/floppy/boot-big.fs -c boot.catalog -graft-points -path-list cdrom.pathlist  -o /usr/obj/auto-current/releasedir/i386/installation/cdrom/netbsd-i386.iso cdrom.dir
> mkisofs: The option '-P' is reserved by POSIX.1-2001.
> mkisofs: The option '-P' means 'do not follow symbolic links'.
> mkisofs: Mkisofs-2.01 will introduce POSIX semantics for '-P'.
> mkisofs: Use -publisher in future to get old mkisofs behavior.

I can't find a reference to mkisofs in SUSv3, what do I miss?

 - Hubert