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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 13:43:49 -0400 (EDT)

 >> [...] the restriction-by-fiat on /boot being directly in the root
 >> directory; there's no reason it can't be anywhere in the filesystem.
 > In the case of primary boot loaders that contain a list of file
 > system block numbers for the secondary boot loader, the restriction
 > that the second stage boot loader must be in the root directory does
 > indeed appear to be purely for the convenience of installboot(8).
 And this _is_ a port-sparc PR.
 > Some primary boot loaders may have other restrictions;
 Which is fine; let those ports' installboots (or, rather, installboot
 when run for such a port) impose corresponding restrictions.  There's
 no reason sparc needs to be (or should be) saddled with i386's
 restrictions, any more than conversely.
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