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committerjkh <>1997-01-01 14:06:29 +0000
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+This is the top level of the FreeBSD source directory. This file
+was last revised on: $Id$
+For copyright information, please see the file COPYRIGHT in this
+directory (additional copyright information also exists for some
+sources in this tree - please see the specific source directories for
+more information).
+The Makefile in this directory supports a number of targets for
+building components (or all) of the FreeBSD source tree, the most
+commonly used one being ``world'', which rebuilds and installs
+everything in the FreeBSD system from the source tree except the
+kernel. Please see the top of the Makefile for more information on
+the standard build targets and compile-time flags.
+Building a kernel with config(1) is a somewhat more involved process,
+documentation for which can be found at:
+And in the config(1) man page.
+The sample kernel configuration files reside in the sys/i386/conf
+sub-directory (assuming that you've installed the kernel sources), the
+file named GENERIC being the one used to build your initial installation
+kernel. The file LINT contains entries for all possible devices, not
+just those commonly used, and is meant more as a general reference
+than an actual kernel configuration file (a kernel built from it
+wouldn't even run).
+Source Roadmap:
+bin System/User commands.
+contrib Packages contributed by 3rd parties.
+eBones Kerberos package - NOT FOR EXPORT!
+etc Template files for /etc
+games Amusements.
+gnu Various commands and libraries under the GNU Public License.
+ Please see gnu/COPYING* for more information.
+include System include files.
+lib System libraries.
+libexec System daemons.
+lkm Loadable Kernel Modules.
+release Release building Makefile & associated tools.
+sbin System commands.
+secure DES and DES-related utilities - NOT FOR EXPORT!
+share Shared resources.
+sys Kernel sources.
+tools Utilities for regression testing and miscellaneous tasks.
+usr.bin User commands.
+usr.sbin System administration commands.
+For information on synchronizing your source tree with one or more of
+the FreeBSD Project's development branches, please see:
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