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Re: Fix the Guide (Re: Recovering from botched update?)

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 10:30:16AM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
>      Checking that it is the default going forward might be useful, but
> it doesn't help with older versions until such a change is pullled up.

As far as I can tell, on any version of NetBSD from the NetBSD-5 branch
point until now (and probably earlier), the simplest command to build
the system is " -U -O <absolute path to desired objdir> distribution".

By (matt's) code inspection, this should be the case all the way back
to NetBSD 2.0.

This will put the tooldir in the objdir and even automatically create
the objdir if it does not exist and the user has permission to do so.

I see no compelling reason to put a more complex procedure in the Guide
though we should probably note that using relative paths on the
command line is a bad idea.


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