cvs commit: src Makefile README

John Baldwin jhb at
Fri Jun 9 12:54:25 UTC 2006

On Thursday 08 June 2006 15:32, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Tom Rhodes wrote:
> TR> > I thought the obfuscation was intentional as very few people should be 
> TR> > a 'make world' without a custom DESTDIR these days.  Certainly people 
new to 
> TR> > FreeBSD shouldn't be doing it; only those with the command hardwired 
> TR> > their brains.  We've had buildworld/installworld since 2.2.5 (or 
2.2.6) I 
> TR> > think as I've only had to do a 'make world' once to go from 2.2.2 to 
> TR> > 2.2.6. :)
> TR> 
> TR> Heh, I agree, "make world" isn't really needed.  But it was
> TR> either a quick comment about it and link to the handbook where
> TR> we advocate "buildworld" or remove the world target.  Of course,
> TR> we could just do nothing and let users continue to submit PRs
> TR> about it bombing with a complaint of an undocumented make(1)
> TR> option.
> TR> 
> TR> Personally, I was debating on just removing most of the
> TR> world target with just a message:
> TR> 
> TR> "The world target has been replaced with the buildworld target."
> TR> 
> TR> But stepped back due to bikeshed potential.  ;)
> Hmm, maybe just bomb out on make'ing world without DESTDIR defined? Original 
> behaviour would be emulated with simply DESTDIR=/ then...

That is what it already does basically.

John Baldwin

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