documentation for make targets
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 11 11:02:40 UTC 2007
On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Jeffrey Williams wrote:
>> But I got those, sorry I should have been more clear, the ones I want to
>> see documentation on are the ones less commonly used like:
> At lease 'release' is described in release(9). The others appear to be less
> documented. build(9) would be a good place to put them, however.
Er, release(7) and build(7), that is.
> Robert N M Watson
> Computer Laboratory
> University of Cambridge
>> for instance "make distribution" is used in setting up jails (per the jail
>> man page), but no where can I find a description of what it actually does,
>> I tried following it through the make file chain but wasn't able to quickly
>> determine what exactly it does. In must be something exclusive of "make
>> world", because it follows that command in the jail setup instructions.
>> By the I have tried google, handbook, mailing list, and faq for these but
>> the most I have been able to find are rote use of these in howto's, like
>> the "make distribution" example above, but no descriptions of what they do.
>> Chuck Swiger wrote:
>>> On Jan 10, 2007, at 1:53 PM, Jeffrey Williams wrote:
>>>> Can someone point to documentation for all the make targets in used in
>>>> the /usr/src/Makefile. I am not looking for full documentation of each
>>>> target, once I narrow down what targets I want I can get what need by
>>>> walking the make files, but what I am looking for is a document that has
>>>> a brief (short paragraph) of for each make target, describing its general
>>> You could start with "head -18 /usr/src/Makefile"...
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