Subject: Re: etc/Makefile: snapshots in release(7) format
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/07/1999 18:02:18
On Sun, 7 Feb 1999, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> About a year ago, someone changed sys/arch/conf/pmax/Makefile.pmax,
> changing the default kernel `netbsd' from being in a format which the
> pmax bootblocks could boot, to being in the one format our pmaxes
> *cannot* boot.   The bootable ones are now called `netbsd.aout'
> and `netbsd.ecoff', and the standard rules dont find them.

And the reason you want to maintain this, rather than make a
GENERIC-compiled kernel named `netbsd' be in a format your boot
blocks can boot is....?

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