make buildworld does nothing

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Fri Aug 18 16:38:22 UTC 2006

> Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 14:24:05 +0200
> From: Tom Hummel <xiongfeng.tom at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-stable at
> > FWIW I use /bin/tcsh as the root shell since it includes command-line
> > editing and my fingers are often dyslexic before a sufficient caffeine
> > intake ;-) 'buildworld' works with it,
> I dont want to use anything not in base for root's login shell

/bin/tcsh IS in base, but /bin/csh IS /bin/tcsh (Hard linked). FreeBSD
dropped its old csh for tcsh about seven years ago. V4.3, I think.
% ls -l /bin/*csh
-r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  293060 May 23 20:43 /bin/csh
-r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  293060 May 23 20:43 /bin/tcsh

So /bin/csh (or /bin/tcsh) gives you full command editing and completion
capability and all the other interactive tcsh goodies.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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