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Re: Does dump things into /usr/obj/ ?

On Sat, 17 May 2008 11:18:25 +0200
Christian Baer <> wrote:

> Hello folks!
> In about an hour or so (whenever I get home), I'll start setting up a 
> new NetBSD system. :-)
> I'm one of these people who came from FreeBSD and need to adapt to
> the differences between these two operating systems. One thing I
> haven't found out yet is if the system build has the same source and
> target. Meaning this: In FreeBSD, when building everything, the
> sources are read from /usr/src and the resultung binaries are dumped
> into /usr/obj, installing is a seperate step.
> I have found that you can get a real boost in speed doing that, if
> you follow the suggestion of the FreeBSD handbook and put these two
> file systems onto seperate physical drives - especially if the HDs in
> use aren't really new ones. :-) Does NetBSD do this too?
> I know that you can *change* the destination directory for the builds 
> (as written in 30.7.1 of the guide) but what is the *default*? It
> would be could to know this before I start installing as then I can
> partition the drives with a sense of meaning. :-)
> Sorry about asking this rather trivial question. I just couldn't find 
> the answer (although I know it must be there somewhere) and I'd like
> to get this done. This system has been down for long enough...
Read /usr/src/BUILDING for details.  The answer to the specific
question is that it builds into /usr/src.  I suspect FreeBSD has a
better answer...

                --Steve Bellovin,

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