Subject: How do I build a bootable system?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 03/26/2007 04:33:13
Okay, I give up. How do I do this under the new world order?
I have a source tree. I want to do a build from it and install the
newly built system into a new disk mounted on, say, /mnt, such that
adding a kernel and setting up my port's boot machinery gives me a
How do I do this? My best guess so far has been
% build.sh -D ... -O ... -U distribution
# build.sh -D ... -O ... -U -u -V TOOLDIR=... install=/mnt
but that leaves me with nothing but directory structure in /mnt/etc,
except for /mnt/etc/release and some files in /mnt/etc/mtree/ - and an
empty /dev, which init apparently doesn't know how to fix because
there's no /etc/MAKEDEV.
What have I done wrong? What's the modern way to build the world and
then create an installed system from the resulting build? This doesn't
seem like all that arcane a desire, but nothing seems to work. I must
be missing something, but what?
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