Subject: Re: Failed to build 3.99.8 (installation floppy is too big)
To: David Laight <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/02/2005 19:51:57
In message <>, David Laight writes:
>On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 12:16:45PM +0700, Ian Zagorskih wrote:
>> Image is 6144 bytes (6 KB) too big to fit on 2 disks
>> As usually, installation floppy is too big -> release is failed.
>> This problem appears IMHO quite often, about every month, so next release  
>> team folks cutting off installation kernels more and more but the problem in
>> its current state is immortal and appears again and again. Probably it is th
>> right time to bring some final solution and get rid of boot floppy size 
>> limitations?
>Someone else reported that earlier...
>I did a full build of current for i386 over wednesday and thursday
>(interrupted by a thunderstorm and short power outage) and the build
>I did fits fine.

It failed for me, too, with yesterday's source.
>It is worth checking that you've not set any compilation options in
>/etc/mk.conf.  They will cause the build to explode
>(and since the ramdisk is built with the standard libc.a it is difficult
>to avoid that - unless the relevant parts of libc are compiled again).
I have no relevant options.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,