On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM, Rick Miller <vmil...@hostileadmin.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> release/Makefile in CURRENT utilizes MK_* knobs vs. the WITH_/WITHOUT_*
> knobs seen in release/Makefile in the STABLE/RELEASE branches.  Merging a
> CURRENT version of the Makefile into a RELEASE branch and executing a
> release build results in an error citing "MK_KERNEL_SYMBOLS can't be set by
> a user".  Comparisons of the Makefile between CURRENT and STABLE/RELEASE
> exposed the difference and changing the knobs from MK_ to WITHOUT_ resolved
> the error.
> I have little familiarity with these knobs, but was under the impression
> the Makefile would not differ like this.  Is there documentation describing
> the use of these knobs between the varying branches and how they are
> changed from CURRENT to STABLE/RELEASE?

According to head/share/Mk/src.opts.mk:

# Users define WITH_FOO and WITHOUT_FOO on the command line or in /etc/src.conf
# and /etc/make.conf files. These translate in the build system to
# with sensible (usually) defaults.


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