cvs commit: src Makefile.inc1 Makefile_upgrade.inc src/etc Makefile
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Sun Jan 13 12:53:56 PST 2008
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> Looks good, though I have a question: Why install the file anywhere?
:> Why not have make upgrade simply access the file directly from
:> /usr/src/etc ?
:Hmm, the original idea was to ensure that the list of files fits the
:most recently installed world (to not accidentally break things if
:upgrade is run before installworld).
:Not sure if the 'installcheck' target is the best place to install the
The /etc/.release idea was to store the release id of the last
installworld and have make upgrade check it and bail if it isn't
the latest release.
I'd rather release info be stored in the more read-only-like /etc
then a file list in the read-write /var/db. /var/db gets messed around
with by the boot code, it's not a good place to store a semi-static
file needed for upgrading.
What exactly should be in /etc/.release? Only "1.10" or "1.11" would not
be enough IMO.
I'm mostly concerned about people tracking HEAD and harming their
systems because they do make upgrade before installworld with a new file
list at some time where it removes some sensitive stuff which needs the
_really latest_ HEAD installed.
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