handbook - kernel build question

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Fri Apr 23 06:29:41 PDT 2004

On Friday 23 April 2004 06:15 am, Terry L. Tyson Jr. wrote:
> In section 9.3 of the handbook just before the two procedures it
> lists "If you are building a new kernel without updating the source
> code (perhaps just to add a new option, such as IPFIREWALL) you can
> use either procedure."
> However, after the two procedures it says "If you have not upgraded
> your source tree in any way (you have not run CVsup, CTM, or used
> anoncvs), then you should use the config, make depend, make, make
> install sequence." which is procedure 1.
> This seems contradictory to me. Also, I have not upgraded anything on
> this particular box, used procedure 2 and all seems well.
> Have I missed something here? Are the words update and upgrade the
> same thing here or are they different?

Procedure 1 uses the installed world to build the kernel and procedure 2 
uses the libraries created by the buildworld but not installed to build 
the kernel. Once you have done an installworld, you are using the same 
libraries regardless of the method.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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