Subject: Re: Clean installation problems
To: <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-install
Date: 02/07/2003 22:09:45
On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 04:48:02PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> David Laight <> writes:
> > Maybe, but I've got two installations (the other one is for a diskless
> > system where I had to fill /etc by hand because 'postinstall' left
> > it largely empty) that have ended up running with it.
> That wasn't postinstall. That was failing to use "distribution" with
> If you just do a "build" it won't fill etc. etc.

No, it was an UNPRIVED build, DEST gets everything in it.
The 'problem' was installing that in the root filesystem of the
diskless client.

Could I do a build without -U with uid != 0 straight into the
root filesystem of the diskless client, and use NFS to map the
client root onto the uid that did the build?


David Laight: