installkernel/world to different directory

Chuck Tuffli chuck_tuffli at
Wed Sep 15 16:30:44 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 03:38:54PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
. ..
>     A better solution would be to export your build machine's /usr/src and
>     /usr/obj via read-only NFS.  You then mount them on the target machines
>     and installworld locally on each target machine.  This is much safer.

I had tried the reinstall variants without much luck

>     For that to work properly the absolute source and object paths must be
>     the same.  e.g. if your source is on /usr/src on the build machine it 
>     has to be on /usr/src on the target machine.  If your source is on
>     /fu/bar/usr/src on the build machine and it has a softlink from
>     /usr/src to /fubar/bar/usr/src then you have to mount it as 
>     /fu/bar/usr/src on the target machine and have the same softlink.

Ahhh, this is why the previous attempt failed. With the above rule, it
worked. Thanks!

Chuck Tuffli
Agilent Technologies

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