BSD Installer Technology Preview (2005.0721) Available - please help test

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Fri Jul 22 19:36:27 PDT 2005

On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 19:23:30 -0700
Chris Pressey <cpressey at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think that this data is already on the CD, under different names:
>     /usr/share/mk
>     /usr/sbin/rmt
>     /etc.hdd
> (It looks like the termcap directory is obsolete?)

Scratch that last part - I was looking in the wrong place.  And scratch
the first two lines, too - it looks like these require the build
infrastructure to a bigger degree than I would have guessed five minutes
ago (their own Makefiles and such)...

I have reservations against maintaining what is essentially a
specialized branch of "make upgrade" because, frankly, I barely have
time for the installer itself.  The more integrated it can be, the

Would it be possible to just bring the "etc-termcap" and "etc-rmt"
targets into the same Makefile as "make upgrade", for example?  They
seem trivial.  The eventual goal to be to make /usr/src/etc/Makefile
more-or-less self-contained, and install it onto release images.

I'll have to think about this and get back to you on it.


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