Subject: Re: Suggested addition to
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/17/2002 12:41:50
On Fri, 17 May 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

: But "distrib" doesn't stand alone very nicely. Even if I can manage to
: build the sysinstall kernel one day, I can never remember how I did it
: the next. It's usually easier to do " -R..." or "make release"
: at the top (and then walk away for a long time). Whether it rates a
: hook in "" or not, it would be really useful to have a
: top-level target for building sysinstall. Such a target really does
: belong at the top level, just like "distribution"  or "release", which
: it would be a subset of.

Actually, the only MI place where such a hook belongs is as a target of
distrib/Makefile.  But, until all ports have such a kernel, even that
requires a lot of smarts.

What's wrong with simply building in distrib/ after populating $DESTDIR?
You may want to build a sysinst kernel to test, but others may want to build
miniroots, or floppies, or....

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