Subject: IMPORTANT: Build System Changes
To: None <>
From: Ian Dall <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/04/1997 10:07:53
Curt Sampson <> writes:

  > Late yesterday evening I committed some patches to the source tree
  > which change slightly the way that NetBSD is built.

  > If you currently build your objects in a separate object tree, add
  > a file called Build.conf in the top level of your source tree or
  > above, and add BSDSRCDIR, BSDOBJDIR, USR_OBJMACHINE (if you use
  > it) and DESTDIR to it, just as you would in a normal makefile or
  > /etc/mk.conf. (If you already have these in /etc/mk.conf, you can
  > just stick with that.)

I tried this and I can make the options work if they are in
/etc/mk.conf but not in Build.conf. I could not find a reference to
Build.conf in the *.mk files. What knows to look for Build.conf? Is is
compiled into make maybe? I guess I only want these options applying
when I build netbsd, not when building some random program elsewhere,
so /etc/mk.conf doesn't seem appropriate.