Subject: Re: bug in
To: David Laight <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/2001 14:16:18
On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, David Laight wrote:

: Actually it will (probably) hardly run under any other Unix until
: something is done to reduce the length of some of the command lines.

You have the option of using a non-/bin/sh shell with NetBSD's make(1).

: I also think it ought to be possible to generate the image for a boot
: CD without being root.

There's a lot of work being done with "make release" to allow this.  A "make
build" / "" without "-R" should work fine as non-root.

: For 'private' builds (ie ones where the intention is not to immediately
: install the files onto the running system) maybe 'install' should just
: log the source and target filenames and required permissions.

This is precisely what nbinstall does currently (if you look at *recent*

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