Subject: Re: etc/Makefile: snapshots in release(7) format
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/06/1999 19:17:16
[[ Should this be in tech-install???? ]]

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999 19:05:11 -0800 (PST)  Curt Sampson wrote:

> I've done a bunch of hacking on etc/Makefile so that `make snapshot'
> will now produce output in ${RELEASEDIR} in release(7) format. This
> clears out almost everything from the etc.MACHINE/
> files, because you now just set an EXTRA_KERNELS variable to a list
> of the kernel configs that need to be build for the release.
> However, portmasters, or anybody with non-i386 machines, actually,
> should go and try a `make snapshot' (after having done a `make
> build', of course, and you'll probably want to set INSTALL_DONE
> first) to make sure it really does build the correct stuff. Problems
> can be posted here, referred to me, or send-pr'd.

I'm still building a -current snapshot on a slowish machine, so it'll
be a day or two before I can test anything.  However, there's an
immediate problem that comes to mind on the pmax - the kernel in
arch/conf/pmax/compile/GENERIC/netbsd is currently useless (we need
either the netbsd.aout or netbsd.ecoff kernels, but there are moves to
fix that), and _shouldn't_ go in kern.tgz.  On the pmax, that tar file
is an empty one.  Maybe something like NO_GENERIC in pmax/
for now?