September 11th, 2003, 16:35
As im setting up my new OpenBSD workstation, I decided to d/l the src.tar.gz and sys.tar.gz files from openbsd and untar them...

Obviously, src.tar.gz goes into /usr/src...simple enough...

My question is about sys.tar.gz: does it go in just /usr or go into /usr/src

Im thinking the latter, but I could be wrong...reason I ask is I was reading up no the latest patches for openbsd, and stemming from problems I had in the past, im wondering if it was because I had sys.tar.gz in the wrong place...


September 11th, 2003, 16:38

sys is the kernel sources. I typically track stable and use one of the anoncvs mirros to track sources, instead of getting the release tarballs. This is obviously personal preference but something I do none the less.

Anyways if you're interested in that have a looksy here:


September 11th, 2003, 16:45
Thanks elmore...
I assumed it went there, but I wanted to verify...

That would explain in the past why my patches kept failing... :) sys was in the wrong location...

I'd check out CVS...looks very nice and easy to use...


P.S. ANy recommendations for a Window manager? 8)

September 11th, 2003, 16:53
fluxbox is the only window manager I use these days.

September 11th, 2003, 17:17
i like pekwm! used to use pwm, and before that fvwm2.

September 11th, 2003, 17:53
another vote for pekwm. I'v eused blackbox, fluxbox then openbox, but really love pekwm now. Look --> http://www.zombix.org/gallery/screenshots/abm

8) Dynamic Menus 8)

September 12th, 2003, 00:00