Subject: Re: Kernel config documentation (Re: seriousness of this Project)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Onno Ebbinge <email@example.com>
Date: 09/09/2005 09:22:59
Thanks! Coming from FreeBSD I could not find it... Is there some
"NetBSD specifics for Unix admins" ? I have quite some experience with=20
NeXT Step, Linux (redhat/debian), Solaris, FreeBSD and other Unixes and=20
really would like a "NetBSD specifics for Unix admins" guide. I guess the=
vast majority of people who try NetBSD have quite some Unix experience=20
so that would be a great addition.
On 9/8/05, uhel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Kernel config documentation is really high on my wish list
> > and, I guess, a lot of other users...
> what kind of documentation do you have in mind?
> The options are described in *man options*. That seems to be the same
> as the link to the FreeBSD handbook but textmode only ;)
> There are many things described in the man-pages sadly often without
> any examples.
> > Regards,
> > Onno
> > On 9/8/05, Liam J. Foy <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> [snip]
> >> However, on another note I would really like to see an improvement
> >> in the kernel documentation. By that I do not mean internals, I
> >> simply mean on how new users configure it. Similar to how FreeBSD do
> >> it:
> >> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig=
> >> I have seen countless times when the problem users can't get
> >> they're kernel to compile is due to an incorrect config. If the
> >> options where correctly documented (to a users basic
> >> understanding, this excludes basic raw comments in the config
> >> files) it would make it much nicer for newcomers to understand.
> >> Just my opinion.
> >> --
> >> - Liam J. Foy
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> http://www.bsd-systems.co.uk
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