Subject: Re: More on Mac-side stuff
To: None <macbsd-development@NetBSD.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Cagney <email@example.com>
Date: 01/19/1995 19:24:32
Warning-1: I know zero about Macintoshes
Warning-2: Possibly stupid point follows ...
Several things ...
o Regarding a set of underlying and portable tools that
allow a user to manipulate a populated but unmounted
file system directly.
I think these are needed any way. (I *want* them :-).
For instance I would like to be able to:
o build a populated file system from a
a directory and list of files. (Look
at MINIX's mkfs/mkproto)
o copy in/copy out/move/remove files
(look at mtools for the dos equivalent)
o fix file systems (fsck)
o a unzip/untar/copyin program
Hmm, not so easy ....
without needing to perform a mount.
With respect to testing. As was mentioned, it is
standard pratice to point such tools at a raw file and let
them rip (on UNIX this is easy, Under a Mac, I don't
o What if a mac app
(Um, stupid point?) If a MacApp, can the same program be used
to `install' UN*X on a PowerMac? (If that is ever written?).
o Build/debug environment
Always wondered. Are you able to build the UN*X tree under
MacOS? I've always assumed you could.
Just some comments ..