Subject: Re: Creating bootable CDs as part of the release process
To: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/2006 09:37:48
On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> Thanks you -- a very useful step. Just to be clear -- 'build.sh release'
> for these platforms will automatically build the .iso files if mkisofs
> exists? There's no need to use 'build.sh iso-image'?
s/mkisofs/makefs/, which is part of NetBSD -> always, for the named
platforms. I don't know if there's demand for bootable kernel-only ISOs
for other platforms. If so, we have to see if makefs can create
appropriate bootable floppies - right now it's unfortunately not a 100%
replacement for mkisofs.
> Let me make a suggestion: provide some mechanism for user additions to the
> generated .iso file. My personal BUILDCD script includes tarballs
> of /usr/src and /usr/xsrc on the CD -- they fit, and they're useful when
> I'm installing -current snapshots of random vintages. Other people may
> want to include other things, such as their favorite collection of binary
Some larger framework than my work will have to in include this work.
E.g. I'd like to see a hook to run something in some directory _after the
full build_, so we can make a bootable install-CD (i.e. including the