DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2009-03
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Re: Some minor issues

From: Sascha Wildner <saw@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 22:44:15 +0100

free_coder schrieb:
I don't know whether it would be better to post them separately, but
I decided to post them in one message.

Separately would have been better since the different issues you reported could be handled better in the bug tracker then (mails sent to bugs@ automatically go into the tracker). Some answers follow.

0. I was installing DragonFly to the ad0s3 slice, and there were no such
   device in the /dev folder, so the installer couldn't do its job until
   I created the needed devices using MAKEDEV script.
   In the end of the installation process, when I selected the packages
   to install menu item (and there where all packages selected) and
   accepted to install everything selected, I got some errors, but now I
   I can't find them in the install.log file, though I'm attaching it.

This bug has been fixed in master, but unfortunately we haven't rolled 2.2.1 yet so it will continue to bite.

Matt, what's the plan for 2.2.1?


2. In /usr/src/contrib/less-4 the source files are +x (why?).

Overlooked when importing I guess.


7. Some other minor things:

   There is a typo in the NAME section of "man shlock" (scipt instead of

Fixed in master!

   There is a strange text in "man motd" at the end:
   /home is full, please clean up your directories.

Yes, it's an example motd (note the section heading "EXAMPLES"). I agree that it is confusing, though, since it's an example we inherited from FreeBSD, so I've "updated" it.

   In the /etc/master.passwd the line containing root entry has name
   "Charlie &". Who's Charlie? :)

"Charlie Root" (the "&" gets replaced by the user name) seems the be the traditional full name of the superuser in BSD derived OSs.

   And, there is a 2nd UID=0 user named toor, under name
   "Bourne-again Superuser", it is a disabled to login user, but is it OK?

Yes, it's an alternative root account for those who prefer sh (Bourne Shell) instead of csh.



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