Handbook: Using "make world" Chapter
trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Sun May 11 08:35:46 UTC 2003
On 10 May 2003 20:24:13 -0700
swear at attbi.com (Gary W. Swearingen) wrote:
> Tom Rhodes <trhodes at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > AFAIK, make world still works (least it did for me yesterday on a CURRENT
> > box) and don't see it becoming deprecated any time soon.
> Although the world target still exists, you are strongly encouraged
> not to use it.
> Looks deprecated to me, but then I seldom use that term because I
> greatly dislike reading it myself when I don't know who's doing the
> deprecating and/or why. I've seen too many cases where there was no
> good reason for the deprecation. I think such suggestions or opinions
> should be omitted unless maybe they are more carefully written:
> Almost all users will find it best to use "make buildworld" in
> multi-user mode and "make installworld in single-user mode, for
> reasons explained above, so few will want to use "make world".
> > Honestly, I don't see how its confusing. Perhaps if we discussed make world
> > throughout the entire document, but gave the commands for buildworld, that
> > would be a problem. What do you think would be better in terms of 'more
> > descriptive'?
> It's confusing because the section (21.4 and also 21.4.10) is entitled
> "Using 'make world'", but the section doesn't ever talk about "using
> 'make world'" (though one can infer it from an explanation of the
> buildworld and installworld targets, and the obviously obsolete
> back-handed references to 'make world' in several other places. I think
> your "perhaps if" case is the very thing Warren is complaining about.
I'll take your suggestions and see what I can come up with. I've got
a hoard of printed pages from the handbook with scribble on them to make
Rewrite this paragraph for clairity.
Grammar nits here.
Incorrect information here.
Information ordering incorrect here.
So, I'll add this to my list. Thanks for the suggestions!
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