Subject: Sysinst ftp ignores leading / when ftp'ing binaries
To: NetBSD Tech-Install <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mike Pelley <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/1999 16:37:56
In order to save bandwidth/time for building multiple machines, I ftp'd the
binaries for 1.4 Beta to my local unix machine. Then I ran sysinst to build
a new machine, and gave it my unix machine name, the path
(/usr/archive/NetBSD-1.4), and my username and password. Unfortunately,
sysinst ran a command similar to 'ftp
ftp://mike:firstname.lastname@example.org/usr/archive/NetBSD-1.4/ ' which did not
work because the ftp program used a path relative to my home directory
instead of /.
Sysinst worked well with 1.3.2 in the same setup. I guess the ftp program
is the problem here - perhaps it could have a switch that causes it to start
in the root directory instead of the default directory? Any thoughts?