"J. Lewis Muir" <jlmuir%imca-cat.org@localhost> writes: > I built the netbsd-6 CVS branch from source using BUILD-NetBSD from > (pkgsrc) sysutils/etcmanage (0.8.2). This creates a directory named > releasedir which contains the binary sets and kernel. I then copy these > binary set and kernel files to a target machine where I install them > using INSTALL-NetBSD. Doing this enables me to not keep a source tree > on the target machine nor build from source on the target machine. Indeed, this is part of the point of the scripts. > After running INSTALL-NetBSD on the target machine, I want to run > "postinstall check". Unfortunately, this does not work because > "/usr/src" does not exist. Looking at the postinstall(8) man page shows > me that there's a '-s' option to specify reference files. So, I can > do "postinstall -s [RELEASEDIR]/amd64/binary/sets/etc.tgz check" where > [RELEASEDIR] is the path to the releasedir directory I copied over. For > this form of the '-s' option, it says the etc.tgz file must be specified > and the xetc.tgz file is optional. My question is, are all the other > set files optional too? Or put another way, is the '-s' option only for > specifying etc.tgz and xetc.tgz, or is it also intended to be used for > base.tgz, comp.tgz, and so on, and by not specifying those, some checks > will be skipped? I am 99% sure that postinstall really just wants an unpacked etc.tgz and xetc.tgz somehow. You'll find that INSTALL-NetBSD leaves the etc.tgz and xetc.tgz sets unpacked in /usr/netbsd-etc, so you should be able to do: postinstall -s /usr/netbsd-etc check which is working for me.
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