cvs commit: src/release Makefile

John Baldwin jhb at
Fri Jan 16 10:08:04 PST 2004

On Friday 16 January 2004 11:15 am, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:37:15AM +0200, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > You didn't get it.  It's possible to have a RELENG_4 box (with
> > RELENG_4 /usr/src and /usr/obj matching the running version),
> > and build a release snapshot of HEAD.
> This is WAY not officially supported!
> -       echo "/etc/rc.d/ldconfig start"         >> ${_MK}
> +       echo "if [ -f /etc/rc.d/ldconfig ]; then" >> ${_MK}
> +       echo "  /etc/rc.d/ldconfig start"       >> ${_MK}
> +       echo "else"                             >> ${_MK}
> +       echo "  ldconfig /lib /usr/lib /usr/local/lib" >> ${_MK}
> +       echo "fi"                               >> ${_MK}
> I object to yet more offuscation being committed to src/release/Makefile.
> If you want to build a snapshot of HEAD, run a -CURRENT box.  Things are
> getting messier and messier for 4->5 "support".

When this issue was brought to the TRB, it more or less decided (there wasn't 
a formal vote, more of a consensus) that 4.x -> HEAD releases on the same 
arch can be supported.  As another person who works on the release Makefile, 
I don't find this change too obfuscating.  I know that you don't agree with 
what the TRB consensus, but at some point you just need to accept it and stop 
complaining about it every time it pops up.

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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