Subject: Re: Overriding the path for init
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 04/11/1996 08:16:23
>>> I'd like to be able to change the value in initpaths [...]
>> I suppose my question is best stated as:
>> Why do you want to do this?
> This allows me to boot using an experimental version if init.
This is something I've thought should be there for a long time.
Why not make it part of -a (presumably really part of RB_ASKNAME, for
the benefit of all ports), or provide another flag (-i is what SunOS
uses, I think) that makes the kernel prompt for the pathname of init?