On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 10:52:07PM -0800, Terry Lambert wrote:
> Quite the thread from hell... ;^)...

This is nuthin'. But one reason it continues is...

> Peter Wemm wrote:
> > Using buildkernel/installkernel is your biggest mistake.  It is no secret
> > what I think of those two targets.
> I have to agree with this.  They are attempts to idiot-proof
> something that can't be idiot-proofed, because idiots are so
> cunning.  8-).
> The real problem here is that these targets are such monsters
> that they really can't be cross-targets.  The doc stuff is
> particularly nasty, viben that there are maybe 19 sets of
> packages that have to be sucked down and installed to make
> it work, because they aren't part of the default system, and
> they aren't in the source repository.  When the FTP.freebsd.org
> blew up a while back, the only place you could get the tools
> the the proper versions was a combination of a site in England,
> a sunsite site, and two personal directories that lived on a
> machine in Japan.

Where'd this observation come from? buildkernel/installkernel don't
pull packages from anywhere. Building the doc tree has almost nothing
to do with building world or kernel from the source tree.
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