Subject: Re: Suggested addition to
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/17/2002 13:07:47
On Fri, 17 May 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

: > 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....
: You mean, "after populating $DESTDIR and building the appropriate
: kernel".

Partly because etc/etc.${MACHINE}/ includes the kernels....

:    # /t/tools-i386/bin/nbmake-mac68k release
:    nbmake: don't know how to make release. Stop

: If you make a change in distrib/utils/sysinstall, you have to build
: in that directory, then in the ramdisk directory,

There's a lot of overhaul here that's needed even before you can address the
fact that all the platforms have their own ways to do things.

Perhaps the best first thing is to factor out the distrib-build part of the
"release" target under etc/?

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