what happened to make world?

Pietro Cerutti gahr at gahr.ch
Thu Aug 30 12:50:00 PDT 2007

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....

Even worse.. it doesn't tell you how to do what you tell him to do.. it
doubts that maybe that's not what you really want to do!

>       <mike

Pietro Cerutti

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