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Re: Install with new tar.xz extension

Ooops, accidently did not reply to all..

On Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 02:17:51PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 06:49:00AM -0600, Robert Nestor wrote:
> > I?m thinking now that the ? script on the CD image just
> > ran the ?sysinst? that was on the boot device, not the one on the CD
> > image itself.
> Yes.
> >  So in this case mounting the CD on a running system and
> > trying to do the installation failed because it had the wrong version
> > of ?sysinst?.  That probably wouldn?t happen with the USB image itself
> > as there?s a ?sysinst? in it?s root directory which I?d have normally
> > used.
> It also wouldn't happen if you boot the CD image directly, as in that case
> the binaries inside the CD are found first.
> > If this is indeed the case then it?s probably only a minor nit
> > that the ? script on the CD doesn?t specifically use the
> > ?sysinst? on that CD.
> Yeah - it just assumes that it lives in the root filesystem itself.
> > Of course had I booted the CD instead of just
> > mounting it on a running NetBSD system this wouldn?t have been a
> > problem either.
> Exactly.
> You could also just run the sysinst on the CD/image itself,
> the script does not add anything to the whole thing when you
> did not boot from the CD/image.
> Martin

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