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Date:      Tue, 15 Jun 1999 19:18:26 -0400
From:      "Christopher J. Michaels" <cjm2@earthling.net>
To:        <oliver.helmling@stud.uni-bayreuth.de>
Cc:        "FreeBSD Mailing List" <questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   RE: how to install FreeBSD from sources
Message-ID:  <000001beb785$5efb1840$0200000a@shithead.weeble.dyndns.org>
In-Reply-To: <3765EC3C.7F8855A6@stud.uni-bayreuth.de>

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make world (or make buildworld, make installworld) is used when you want to
(re)build the system.  I believe this is what you want.

make release is for when you want to build a release of FreeBSD that other
people can install from.  For example, when you get the boot floppies, run
the installation, and download the binaries from the internet, what you are
downloading was created with a make release.

Hope this helps
-Chris

p.s. your english was just fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: oliver.helmling@stud.uni-bayreuth.de
[mailto:oliver.helmling@stud.uni-bayreuth.de]
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 2:02 AM
To: Christopher J. Michaels
Subject: Re: how to install FreeBSD from sources


"Christopher J. Michaels" wrote:
>
> I tried doing that and never really came to a solid conclusion no how to
do that.  You CAN do a 'make release' if you so choose.  If you are going to
do that you will NEED to read /usr/src/release/Makefile, and also need about
1GB of free HD space.
>
> What I ended up doing was a basic installed over the internet, nfs mounted
the source code, and did a 'make world'.
>
> Maybe someone else on the list can give you more information on make
release.
>
> -Chris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Vlad Skvortsov
> Sent: Friday, June 11, 1999 2:52 PM
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: how to install FreeBSD from sources
>
>         Hi.
>
>         I've got full FreeBSD-STABLE sources on my hard disk. A friend of
>         mine wants to install FreeBSD too. How do I install it onto his
hard
>         disk without connecting to the net ?
>
> --
> Vlad Skvortsov, vss@ulstu.ru
>
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hi Christopher!
i got a similar problem. im new to FreeBSD. but i got good experience
with S.u.S.E. Linux and RedHat Linux. so tried to shift to a FreeBSD
system. ive heard thats the right way ...laugh

but all i got from an physicist at university was the basic system with
X. the rest are sources. whats the difference between make world and
make release.
the disk space isnt a problem. nor is the download from the net. im
able to burn the sources on a cd-rom at university. so the costs should
be very low.
thanks in advance.

bye
	oliver
ps: sorry for my bad english. im from germany.



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