Subject: Re: etc/Makefile: snapshots in release(7) format
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/07/1999 17:39:21
On Sun, 7 Feb 1999, Simon Burge wrote:
> For a diskless boot, do we still want an a.out kernel in / for symbols?
For a diskless boot, you boot from the kernel in / on your NFS
server, generally. So yes you'd want it there. :-)
If you're on a machine that loads the kernel directly via tftp,
rather than a bootstrap loader, yes, you'd still want that same
kernel in the root for the namelist.
> If so then kern.tgz only needs to contain the GENERIC netbsd.aout (named
> netbsd). Or have I missed something obvious?
kern.tgz is defined (in release(7)) to have and have only a GENERIC
kernel named `netbsd'.
I'm not really sure I'm understanding the problem you're talking
about here. (In fact, I'm sure I don't understand it.)
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