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a few first impressions from the 2004-03-17b image

From: Andreas Fuchs <asf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 01:43:21 +0100

Hi all,

I think I have DragonFlyBSD set up on my laptop now (-:

The installation according to the README was pretty smooth, there were
only a few places where I didn't know what was supposed to happen (see
notes later on).

Most port installations went smoothly, too, with one (rather big, for
me) exception: emacs.

The build expects to find a /usr/lib/crtbegin.o, but there is no such
file around. I'll try to figure out how a build on linux manages to
complete (at least on the debian 3.0 that I have, the file isn't

Notes from the installation::

 * I chose a slice different from 1, but there were device entries
   only for ad0s1?. It's probably a good idea to mention the correct
   invocation of MAKEDEV in the readme.
 * The second was that cvsup complained that /home/dcvs can't be
   found. It's not a very astonishing or hard to fix error, but
   perhaps the mkdir command should be mentioned in the README (-:

All in all it was a smooth installation. No worrisome "now what's this
all about, then?" moments, and no loud swear words were heard. Reading
this mailing list for a few months must have helped (-:

Btw, what's the best --build= incantation to configure scripts that
don't know about DragonFly yet? is it i386-unknown-freebsd4.8?

This looks like great work so far. Thanks,
Andreas Fuchs, <asf@xxxxxxxxxxx>, asf@xxxxxxxxx, antifuchs

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