Subject: Re: Suggested addition to
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/17/2002 12:13:45
On Fri, 17 May 2002, David Brownlee wrote:

: > : That would be nice. While we're wishing, I'd really like to see a
: > : top-level target to build a bootable sysinstall kernel with the
: > : ramdisk and everything.
: >
: > Unfortunately, the distrib directories are nowhere near uniform across
: > platforms, so "where should it go build?".  Doubly so, it needs an include
: > and lib populated $DESTDIR in order to work correctly.
: 	It could build 'instkernel' if present, or fail out if not.
: 	In an ideal world every port should have that target.

Too  much diversity in distrib/.  Look for yourself.

: 	Any such target would run the 'make includes' and 'make && make
: 	install' in lib as necessary. Possible force -D usage with it.

I'd like to draw the line here.

The point of is to provide a jumping-off point for building *the
tree*.  I was rather irked by some of the specializations, but accepted
them as useful under the purpose of  This doesn't really fall
under that.

Sure, could be made to build a kernel or the toolchain, but once
you enter userland or distrib, it's *up to you* to build what you want. is already too confusing and I really don't want to add to that.

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