installworld and sources

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Jun 6 11:09:51 UTC 2010


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On 06/06/2010 11:55:51, Fbsd1 wrote:
> Compiling a new kernel from source requires /usr/src to be populated, I
> understand that.

Uh -- compiling a kernel requires /usr/src/sys.  I think you can do
without the rest of the system sources if all you want to do is build a
kernel.  OTOH, as you say: you do need all of /usr/src if you want to do
a buildworld.

> The buildworld process for sure needs /usr/src. My question is , is
> /usr/src also used in the installworld process?
> 
> Now I have never had to do this type of system RELEASE upgrade before,
> so I just don't know.

Yes -- all of the Makefiles used to run your 'make installworld' are
held under /usr/src.  Amongst other things -- for instance, you'll need
the contents of /usr/src/etc/ in order to run mergemaster(1).

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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