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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: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Cc:,,, mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost,
Subject: Re: PR/39728 CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/installboot
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:35:46 +0900

 >  Simplicity; it avoids having to understand the boot sequence enough to
 >  know you can mv /boot after installbooting and have it continue to
 >  work.  (And as for why you'd want to do that, perhaps to keep / clean?
 >  I don't like forbidding things for no good reason.)
 Why do you ignore simplicity of installboot?
 There is no benefits for me to make installboot more complex
 in exchange only for keeping / clean.
 If you really want such a perfect world, the right thing to do
 is to implement file system aware primary bootloaders like
 alpha, i386 and pmax etc.
 Anyway, please close the original PR and file new one for it
 with a proper synopsis, or implement it yourself.
 Izumi Tsutsui

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