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Date:      Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:50:25 +0200
From:      Ruben de Groot <mail25@bzerk.org>
To:        Stefan N <stefanbsdfan@yahoo.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Question : Developing/Making FreeBSD derivative.
Message-ID:  <20110412115025.GA8624@ei.bzerk.org>
In-Reply-To: <25997.86221.qm@web113704.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
References:  <25997.86221.qm@web113704.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>

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On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 09:44:22PM -0700, Stefan N typed:
> Hi All,
> 
> 
> My name is Stefan and I am newbie with FreeBSD but I'm interested to learn more 
> about FreeBSD . I am keen to know and learn more on  the process to make a new 
> BSD's derivative/fork  from FreeBSD ?

There is a distinction. eg PC-BSD is a derivative while DragonFlyBSD is a fork.
What do you want?

> How is the method for customizing/remastering FreeBSD ? The most interesting 
> part is that if we could make the new fork of FreeBSD with its own uname. If I 
> could make my own BSD derivative and used StefanBSD as its uname, it would be 
> awesome.

I think you want to read the release(7) manpage. "make release BUILDNAME=StefanBSD"
will get you what you want.



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