DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2008-09
Re: [issue1140] installkernel POSTFIX directive
Matthew Dillon schrieb:
The problem I have is that having three different directives is, well,
it is rather confusing. I want to simplify it even more.
I have an idea. Please tell me if this is way off base.
Why don't we just create a postfix out of the kernel name by default?
So if you 'make installkernel KERNCONF=BLAH' you will get a
/boot/kernel.BLAH and /boot/modules.BLAH ?
So, for example, a GENERIC kernel would be installed as
/boot/kernel.GENERIC and /boot/modules.GENERIC.
We would then have a loader variable which defaults to 'GENERIC' in
loader.conf, telling the loader which kernel to boot.
How does that sound?
At a first thought it doesn't sound bad although I think it should still
provide a way to install a kernel under a different name without having
to change the kernel config's name.