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authoralex <>2000-07-31 09:22:50 +0000
committeralex <>2000-07-31 09:22:50 +0000
commit753cf540b9dcb31a51df98173e5a02b3840b7d98 (patch)
treed102e8ba8c3dd58e7c5d92dffd5783005a184a9e /README
parent7961d6fd993f9d1beca513996493e17d57df7c8c (diff)
Reflect reality:
- Make world doesn't build the modules any more. - Mention the buildkernel/installkernel targets as common used targets. - LINT has gone, NOTES is new but cannot be built. It is a pure reference file. However, I still mentioned LINT but pointed out the difference between the ancient LINT and the new NOTES. This should avoid confusion. - crypto/ subdir isn't export controlled any more.
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diff --git a/README b/README
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--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -11,7 +11,9 @@ 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 and the contents of /etc. Please see the top of the Makefile
+kernel, the kernel-modules and the contents of /etc. The
+``buildkernel'' and ``installkernel'' targets build and install
+the kernel and the modules. Please see the top of the Makefile
in this directory for more information on the standard build targets
and compile-time flags.
@@ -23,10 +25,10 @@ And in the config(8) 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).
+kernel. The file NOTES contains entries and documentation for all possible
+devices, not just those commonly used. It is the successor of the ancient
+LINT file, but in contrast to LINT, it is not buildable as a kernel but a
+pure reference and documentation file.
Source Roadmap:
@@ -35,7 +37,7 @@ bin System/User commands.
contrib Packages contributed by 3rd parties.
-crypto Export controlled stuff (see crypto/README).
+crypto Cryptography stuff (see crypto/README).
etc Template files for /etc
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