5.3 Building Kernel/World

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon Jan 17 13:33:17 PST 2005

Doug Hardie wrote:
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> It it at all possible to not have to buildworld when building a new 
> kernel?  For example, I was trying to add option atapicam.  It would 
> seem that buildworld would not be necessary in that situation.

Yes, if the kernel sources and the world sources are in sync with each other, 
*and* with the binaries which are installed, you can rebuild the kernel 
without changing or reinstalling the world.

If you simply want to try compiling the kernel several times over using 
different options, that's fine.  If you run cvsup and it changes /usr/src, and 
you do not know that those changes are not significant enough to make a 
difference, *that's* when you need to rebuild world as well.


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