[PATCH] Re: handbook - kernel build question

Simon L. Nielsen simon at FreeBSD.org
Sun Apr 25 22:59:04 UTC 2004

On 2004.04.23 23:15:51 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> [-- Message copied from freebsd-questions to freebsd-doc	--]
> [-- where it fits the list charter a lot more.			--]
> On 2004-04-23 08:15, "Terry L. Tyson Jr." <ty at tyson.homeunix.org> wrote:
> > In section 9.3 of the handbook just before the two procedures it lists
> > "If you are building a new kernel without updating the source code
> > (perhaps just to add a new option, such as IPFIREWALL) you can use
> > either procedure."
> >
> > However, after the two procedures it says "If you have not upgraded
> > your source tree in any way (you have not run CVsup, CTM, or used
> > anoncvs), then you should use the config, make depend, make, make
> > install sequence." which is procedure 1.
> >
> > This seems contradictory to me. Also, I have not upgraded anything on
> > this particular box, used procedure 2 and all seems well.
> Hi Terry,
> IMHO, the wording could have been less confusing and certainly not
> contradictory at all, if the second snippet mentioned had used "could"
> instead of "should".
> Would it all look better written as shown below?


This also seems like a good change to me, so I have committed it.  Thanks!

Nice to see that you are still around :-).

Simon L. Nielsen
FreeBSD Documentation Team
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