Subject: install/7839: sysinst doesn't use absolute path for ftp
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/23/1999 07:35:58
>Synopsis: sysinst doesn't use absolute path when ftping.
>Responsible: install-manager (NetBSD system installation bug manager)
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jun 23 07:35:01 1999
>Originator: David Maxwell
i386, 1.4, sysinst
If you select ftp as the method to get your sets for install,
and you select a local server with the sets, where the directory with
the sets is an absolute path, sysinst will drop the leading / when
it tries to cd to that dir, and fail.
copy sets to /usr/sets/*.tgz on 'host' machine
run sysinst on new machine
select ftp for set retrieval
select 'host' machine as host
enter a user and password, for a user with a homedir in /home/something
enter /usr/sets for the directory
ftp will fail with 'usr/sets no such directory'
Fix sysinst to not drop leading /s.