On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 10:53:43AM -0800, John Baldwin wrote:
> On 11-Jan-01 Jordan Hubbard wrote:
> >> My personal opinion is that sysinstall.8 is a part of the base system
> >> and shouldn't be optional. If we take your suggestion, it means that
> >> installworld will sometimes install this manpage and sometimes it won't.
> > 
> > I think we should simply move the stupid man page into man8.  It's a bit
> > weird to have a man page and its utility live in seperate places, but
> > the release/ directory in the hierarchy has always been a red-headed
> > stepchild in any case.  If I had it to do over, it would have all gone
> > into /usr/src/sbin somewhere.
> Let's put sysinstall back in sbin/ then.  It _used_ to live there until someone
> moved it. :)
> -r--r--r--  1 root  src  62356 Dec 30  1995
> /usr/cvs/src/sbin/sysinstall/Attic/sysinstall.c,v

I had assumed that sysinstall was not part of the standard
installworld for recovery purposes. That is, if a
buildworld-installworld were to totally hose your system (but of
course that _never_ happens), you would still have a reliable
/stand/sysinstall uncorrupted by the errant installworld to aid in
fixing things.

Again, this is just what I assumed the reason for the design to
be. And I have never actually used sysinstall to recover a hosed
upgrade, I like the fixit.flp.

But IMHO, either both /stand/sysinstall and sysinstall.8 get installed
when building world or neither do. To me, that seems clear cut.
Crist J. Clark                           [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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