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Re: problesm with emulators/redhat/motif
From: Ted Unangst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Cory C. Albrecht wrote:
> > For something as important as linux emulation (and freebsd & aout,
> > too), shouldn't the kern.emul.* settings have been put in the
> > etc/sysctl.conf one gets via cvs? I know that kern.emul.* is mentioned
> /etc is never updated by cvs. do you think /etc/passwd should be updated
> as well?
I understand perfectly the reason for no automagic updating of /etc.
However, when one cvs's the tree, the default spot is in /usr/src. IOW,
/etc will _not_ get clobbered because the new configs are in
/usr/src/etc. Thus I can get the new configs, compare it to my current
configs and make any necessary changes manually. In fact, this is what
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade-minifaq.html section 1.9 says you're
supposed to do.
So since nothing gets clobbered, what is the problem with adding these
3 new lines to src/sys/etc/sysctl.conf in the CVS tree?
> > on the daily changelog page, but it is buried way down the list (it
> > would be more helpful if those entries were dated) so how would I know
> > about those new sysctl settings since I usually only get the kernel
> > source?
> you read one of the 900 emails people have written about the issue,
> including my very first one in which i told everybody about the change and
> what to do about it.
First off, how can I search for something if I don't even know that it
Secondly, there aren't 900 emails on the subject, there are about 9, in
about 3 threads, according to the searcher at sigmasoft.com.
Regardless of that, when a new setting is introduced that affects
something major like the various OS compatibility options in the kernel
or system-wide settings, a sysadmin should _not_ have to search through
multiple months of a mailing list with 300-450+ emails per month to
find out what to do. The setting _should_ be in the src/etc/* files
available via CVS. That is the logical place to look, after all, for
new settings, and it is where the upgrade mini-FAQ tells us to look.
Cory C. Albrecht
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-- Robert A. Heinlein