handbook - kernel build question
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.
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