cvs commit: src Makefile.inc1 src/share/man/man7 build.7

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Tue Aug 2 14:13:06 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 03:03:56PM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav <des at> wrote:
> >Alexander Leidinger <netchild at> writes:
> >>Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav <des at> wrote:
> >>> Just because Warner doesn't need this feature doesn't mean nobody else
> >>> does.
> >>That's the reason why I want to wait for user-feedback. Do you (want to) 
> >>use
> >>it and is you mail therefore user-feedback?
> >
> >I do not currently need this feature, but will when (if) I get my
> >hands on a Mac mini.
> So you want to export the entire basesystem rw from the Mac mini instead of
> mounting /usr/src from somewhere to run "make delete-old"?
> If I build a world for several machines, I always mount /usr/src and 
> /usr/obj
> on the target system and run installworld and mergemaster locally instead of
> exporting the entire FS for the basesystem rw. I use DESTDIR if I prepare a
> new HD for a new setup, but not to update an existing system.
This procedure is not really supported.  Well, it's supported only
if a number of conditions are met, while NFS-mounting remote root,
/usr and /var partitions always works, even for cross-arch.  The
reason is that we build and use during the install phase a lot of
tools, using the build host's environment (headers, libraries,
toolchain, etc.).

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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