Subject: Re: etc/Makefile: snapshots in release(7) format
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/06/1999 14:20:52
>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?

Er, nope. The latest pmax install tools use an SSTO-type kernel in the
install tools, not a GENERIC kernel, So we need to provide the `right'
format (aout + eccoff, or generic, depending on new-bootblock
progress) in kern.tgz. Along with a stripped-down INSTALL kernel
but with symbols, for NFS-booting on buggy PROMs.
(Thanks to Todd for pointing that out).