Re: cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cutting-edge chapter.sgml
On 2004.12.24 00:14:56 +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2004-12-23 23:06, "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon_at_FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> > On 2004.12.23 16:47:15 +0000, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > keramida 2004-12-23 16:47:15 UTC
> > >
> > > FreeBSD doc repository
> > >
> > > Modified files:
> > > en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cutting-edge chapter.sgml
> > > Log:
> > > Describe when it may be necessary to run mergemaster before
> > > 'make buildworld'. In rare cases, mergemaster may need to be
> > > run twice: one time before buildworld (to update /etc/group
> > > or any other files required for a successful buildworld) and
> > > one time after installworld (to merge all the src/etc updates
> > > to the /etc directory of the system).
> > >
> > > Point to /usr/src/UPDATING for details of when and why this
> > > is necessary.
> > Are you really sure that is correct? AFAIK it is only necessary
> > before installworld, which is also what UPDATING says.
> Yes, I am.
> I asked Doug about this, and he explained to me that there are rare
> cases when mergemaster -p has to run *before* buildworld too (i.e. when
> the buildworld stage depends on the existence of a specific user group).
> These cases are indeed very _rare_. I haven't bumped on anything of the
> sort for a long time now (not once since I updated my 5.2-CURRENT system
> to HEAD some time in May 2004, for instance). If UPDATING says that
> mergemaster -p is necessary though, it definitely *is*. This is why I
> also pointed at UPDATING as the authoritative reference :-)
Fair enough, but the examples to build/install FreeBSD in UPDATING
does not have mergemaster -p before buildworld, so I guess those
should be updated too ?
Simon L. Nielsen
Received on Thu Dec 23 2004 - 22:28:07 UTC
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