Subject: Re: Failed to build 3.99.8 (installation floppy is too big)
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/02/2005 19:51:57
In message <20050902183501.GH996@snowdrop.l8s.co.uk>, David Laight writes:
>On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 12:16:45PM +0700, Ian Zagorskih wrote:
>> buildfloppies.sh: Image is 6144 bytes (6 KB) too big to fit on 2 disks
>> As usually, installation floppy is too big -> release is failed.
>> This problem appears IMHO quite often, about every month, so next release
>> team folks cutting off installation kernels more and more but the problem in
>> its current state is immortal and appears again and again. Probably it is th
>> right time to bring some final solution and get rid of boot floppy size
>Someone else reported that earlier...
>I did a full build of current for i386 over wednesday and thursday
>(interrupted by a thunderstorm and short power outage) and the build
>I did fits fine.
It failed for me, too, with yesterday's source.
>It is worth checking that you've not set any compilation options in
>/etc/mk.conf. They will cause the build to explode
>(and since the ramdisk is built with the standard libc.a it is difficult
>to avoid that - unless the relevant parts of libc are compiled again).
I have no relevant options.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb