Subject: Re: What Makefile must I touch?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1994 02:53:52
> The INSTALL file in /usr/src/distrib/notes, which is obviously a
> template for generating INSTALL files for specific architectures, says,
> in part,
> +----------------
> | It is worth noting that unless all of the source distribution sets
> | are installed, you can't rebuild and install the system from scratch,
> | straight out of the box.  However, all that is required to rebuild the
> | system in that case is a trivial modification to one Makefile.
> +----------------
> What Makefile is this and what must I do to it?  It looks to me
> (finally, after about two days of false starts) as though blowing away
> /usr/include and doing a "make build" in /usr/src should do everything
> but the kernel...or is the kernel the exception alluded to above?


what was meant that:

say you don't install the 'share' or 'gnu' sources:

you remove 'share' and 'gnu' from /usr/src/Makefile, and you can
then build the system.

obviously, you can't rebuild the _entire_ thing from scratch if you
don't have sources to the entire thing on-line...