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Re: PR/39728 CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/installboot

The following reply was made to PR port-sparc/39728; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: der Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost>
Subject: Re: PR/39728 CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/installboot
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 12:44:29 -0400 (EDT)

 With apb's changes, the only thing left to do here is to lift the
 restriction-by-fiat on /boot being directly in the root directory;
 there's no reason it can't be anywhere in the filesystem.  (I suspect,
 currently without evidence, that this is for code convenience, so
 installboot doesn't have to be able to do a full path walk.  I may try
 to write up some doc changes if that's how it looks when I get around
 to looking at it, since it's fairly easy to work around this by mving
 the file after running installboot.)
 It's also possible for all I know that there is no such restriction,
 but in that case I would have expected apb to have updated the "must be
 in /" message when adding the "relative to" message.
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