Subject: Adding mkisofs to the base system ...
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 05/13/2004 11:16:51
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It would be useful to have the ability to create iso9660 file systems
(as an unprivileged user) as part of the build infrastructure.
Right now, the "iso-image" target in etc/Makefile requires mkisofs
installed as a package (and an up-to-date version at that).
I'd like to add cdrecord to gnu/dist, setup a reachover build
in gnu/usr.bin and a "native tool" build in tools/ (just for
mkisofs for the latter).
Another solution would be to add an iso9660 backend to makefs,
including support for ElTorito "floppy" and "hard disk" bootable
images. If someone commits to doing that (and does it in a
reasonable time) then the need for mkisofs in basesrc is avoided.
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