Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (30-Oct-2001)
To: James Chacon <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/30/2001 16:14:56
On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, James Chacon wrote:

: > - Add "-n" option to to function similarly to "make -n"
: >   (requested by mrg)
: Just pass -n along to the main make build?

No, this is different:  it makes print the commands it would
execute without actually executing them, much like "make -n" would for a

It'll be committed shortly.

: > - Allow relative paths to -[DTR] in (requested by soren)
: Also, should check the paths and not remove if the path resolves
: to / and you've specified -r. Just a sanity check really but it should
: be there.

I tend to

: > - Add ability for mtree to look at custom passwd and group files
: >   (should probably work with a flat text master.passwd, and pull these
: >   right from src/etc, to provide the necessary gids)
: I'm looking into this today. Mainly the idea is to have a passwd/group option
: and then the etc/Makefile would pass ${.CURDIR}/master.passwd along to
: mtree.

Right.  You'd want two separate options; one for passwd, and one for group,
which can be used separately.

Ideally, the passwd option should only look at the first 4 fields, so that
it can use either a V7 format or master.passwd format file.

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