Subject: Re: Suggested addition to
To: None <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 04/12/2002 13:24:01
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On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 12:00:52PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> 	How about an option to build a generic kernel into $DESTDIR?
> 	(Standard warnings about installing into /)
> 	It could be used on its own, or as part of a -d build.
> 	This is prompted by a question on the sparc list from someone
> 	who had a 1.5.x sparc box, and wanted to upgrade to -current.
> 	Just looking for the simplest answer to give to them :)

Shouldn't they really ./ -R <something>, then install as

Something like:

- install new kernel from ${RELEASEDIR}/binar/kernel/netbsd-GENERIC.gz
- boot -s
- cd / ; for i in ${RELEASEDIR}/binary/sets/{base,comp,games,man,misc,text}=
	do pax -r -pe -z -f $i ; done
- update /etc by hand, if necessary (and it will be going from 1.5-release
to 1.5-current)
- reboot (or just log out; but things like IPF get unpleasant about
their ioctls if you don't reboot)

I mean, isn't taking something from $DESTDIR into a working system
actually *harder* than unpacking a release, especially for the

gabriel rosenkoetter

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