installworld and sources
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
> 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).
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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