what happened to make world?

Yuri Pankov yuri at darklight.org.ru
Thu Aug 30 12:49:59 PDT 2007


On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 03:41:29PM -0400, Mike Meyer wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 21:27:18 +0200 Pietro Cerutti <gahr at gahr.ch> wrote:
> 
> > Max Laier wrote:
> > > On Thursday 30 August 2007, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> > >> # make world
> > >> WARNING: make world will overwrite your existing FreeBSD
> > >> installation without also building and installing a new
> > >> kernel.  This can be dangerous.  Please read the handbook,
> > >> 'Rebuilding world', for how to upgrade your system.
> > >> Define DESTDIR to where you want to install FreeBSD,
> > >> including /, to override this warning and proceed as usual.
> > >> You may get the historical 'make world' behavior by defining
> > >> HISTORICAL_MAKE_WORLD.  You should understand the implications
> > >> before doing this.
> > >>
> > >> Bailing out now...
> > >> *** Error code 1
> > >>
> > >> Stop in /usr/src.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Now, THIS is quite funny... do you really thing that a person with
> > >> - root access
> > >> - the knowledge of the existence of "make world"
> > >> needs this sort of things?
> > >>
> > >> I didn't see anything about this new-wave-of-user-friendly-bsd going on
> > >> the list.. have I missed something?
> > > 
> > > And your complaint would be ... what exactly?
> > > 
> > 
> > I don't want my OS to treat me like a stupid.
> 
> Yeah, we have Windows for that. Or if you hate MS, GNU/Linux.
> 
> But there are valid reasons for wanting to do a make world (i.e. -
> you've changed make.conf options the kernel doesn't use). If it's
> going to be friendly, it should tell us how to do what we told it to
> do....
> 
>       <mike
> -- 
> Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
> Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

Anyway, this change is 3 years old and you are complaining just now.

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/Makefile.diff?r1=text&tr1=1.300&r2=text&tr2=1.304


Yuri
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