Subject: Re: install/37209: missed files in postinstal
To: None <,,>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/26/2007 06:30:02
The following reply was made to PR install/37209; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Simon Burge <>
To: (John Nemeth)
Cc: matthew green <>,,,,
Subject: Re: install/37209: missed files in postinstal 
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 16:25:31 +1000

 John Nemeth wrote:
 > On Mar 17, 11:07pm, matthew green wrote:
 > } 
 > } did your system actually fail to boot because of this?  if not,
 > } then this is etcupdate(8)'s job, not postinstall(8).
 >      Umm, there are lots of things in postinstall that aren't required
 > to make sure the system will boot.  By defacto, postinstall does
 > everything it can to upgrade a system (the only major things it doesn't
 > do is create new users and groups).
 >      The problem with this PR is that it is extremely vague.  Is
 > postinstall failing to add files, fix them, delete them, or what?  All
 > we have is a list of files, we don't know what the submitter is
 > expecting postinstall to do with them.
 It was a bit late at night when I submitted the PR...
 The files I listed are in the netbsd-4 etc.tgz set and weren't present
 on my existing system.  I would have expected postinstall (or maybe it
 should be etcupdate's job - but I've only ever used postinstall and
 etcupdate isn't referenced in the install notes) to have copied these
 files in to /etc.
 Starting a single user shell complains about the lack of /etc/shrc, so I
 would have thought postinstall should address that.