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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2002 13:56:27 -0500
From:      "Michael C. Cambria" <>
Subject:   Can FreeBSD for Soekris be built this way?
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I've been reading, and playing with various ways of setting up a soekris

Nothing I've seen (or more likely, understood) in the archives seems to
show building FreeBSD for the soekris from different sources than the
one used on the "build" system (e.g. the PC running FreeBSD already.) 
What I've looked at so far describes scripts that will copy files built
originally from /usr/src used by the PC itself.

Since smarter people than I haven't already done this, I'm curious if
there is a technical reason why the following isn't possible:  

- On a stable system, cvsup a different release (e.g. 5.0 -current) into
say, /soekris/usr/src.

- build everything, setting (if needed?) DESTDIR to somewhere in
/soekris and MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=/soekris/usr/obj

- use the results of the steps above to build the CF image or an image
than can run via PXE (e.g. no CF at all.)  Anything new needed for say,
would have to be under /soekris as the build system wouldn't have it.

If I understand "make release" correctly, the above looks similar.  I've 
never built a release before.  I didn't want to start learning it just
if it doesn't apply to setting up the 4521.


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