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Date:      Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:21:20 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Dick Hoogendijk <>
Subject:   Re: compat directory
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On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:04:45 +0200, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> It may be a stupid question but my FreeBSD-8.2 system lacks a /compat 
> directory. Is this normal? does it get installed through some kind of 
> software package?

The compat directory entry in root usually is a symlink
to /usr/compat. It is created by sysinstall.

/usr/src/usr.sbin/sysinstall/install.c around line 860:

	vsystem("ln -s usr/compat /compat");

So it should be there when you've been using sysinstall
for system installation. If you've used a different tool
(or "no tool"), it may be the reason why it is missing.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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