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Date:      Sun, 20 Oct 1996 23:16:12 +0100
From:      nik@blueberry.co.uk (Nik Clayton)
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Building a release tape
Message-ID:  <199610202216.XAA22012@coconut.blueberry.co.uk>

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Could someone (Jordan?) explain how the files on a release tape 
should be set up?

I realise the method is documented in the INSTALL.TXT file, but scanning
the questions archive shows the following message on the subject. And 
there is no followup indicating whether

 a) Dennis had the right idea, but gave the wrong args to tar

 b) He did the right thing, something else is causing his SCSI tape 
    installation to fail

 c) The instructions in INSTALL.TXT are wrong

 d) Something else.

Any advice gratefully received.

N

> Date:      Sun, 28 Jul 1996 14:07:21 -0500 (CDT)
> From:      "Dennis R. Conley" <conley@eecs.ukans.edu>
> Subject:   how to make the scsi install tape
> 
> Installation from scsi tape always fails. The drive moves the tape around
> from quite awhile, so I assume the failure is due to my having made the
> tape incorrectly. From INSTALL.TXT:
> 
[...]
> |        cd /where/you/have/your/dists
> |        tar cvf /dev/rwt0 (or /dev/rst0) dist1 .. dist2
> 
> I assume "dist1", "dist2" are directories, e.g.
> 
> % cd /src/tmp/freebsd/2.1.5-RELEASE
> % tar c ./bin ./des ./doc ./src
> 
> Unfortunately, this didn't work. Nor did:
> 
> % cd /src/tmp/freebsd/2.1.5-RELEASE
> % cd bin ; tar c .
> % cd ../des ; tar r .
> % cd ../doc ; tar r .
> 
> 
> So I'm lost: which "files" are tar'd onto the tape ( or, rather, from which
> part of the 2.1.5-RELEASE path is the tar performed )?
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