Handbook update for 'make world'

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Thu Jul 22 12:26:19 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 10:23:01AM +0200, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> On 2004.07.21 12:56:42 -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
> > Most of this de-emphasises "make world" in favor of the broken-down
> > "make buildworld; make buildkernel; etc" procedure we've been recommending
> > for a while now.  There is one significant-ish procedural change, I moved
> > the "mergemaster -p" step to be first because there are cases that the
> > "make buildworld" step now checks to see if users/groups exist before it
> > will even begin compiling stuff...
> Are you sure of that?  I'm rather sure that you only need mergemaster -p
> before installworld, e.g. since you might be doing cross builds where
> you don't want to touch the host environment... UPDATING also has
> mergepaster -p before installworld, not before buildworld.

Nope not sure - you're right.  I mixed it up with something else that
I got caught by recently.  I'll restore the original order.

> I think it should be "<command>make buildworld</command> (etc).", since
> (etc) really isn't a command... The same appies to other entries in the
> patch.
> Perhaps it would be better just to write "rebuilding
> <quote>world</quote>" or something like that, where that can be used
> instead?

Where it was being used as a title of a section I changed it to "Rebuilding
<quote>world</quote>" as you suggested, and moved (etc) outside the <command>
tags otherwise.

Other suggested adjustments made as well.  Thanks.

						Ken Smith
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