On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 04:27:47PM +1030, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Quoting Peter Hollaubek <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: <snip> > Not being familiar with sh (and not thinking too well either) I assumed that > "make buildkernel # make installkernel" was two linked commands on the one line, > wheras it should have been read as: > # make buildkernel > # make installkernel > with the # simply indicating root prompt (Thanks, Sue). > Yes, well # is the root prompt :). But it is also the start of a shell comment ;).
make buildkernel && make installkernel Means if and only if "make buildkernel" succeeds then do a "make installkernel" It is to do with the status a program terminates with (the exit status). In practise doing a "make kernel" is ok as well, since that will build and install it only if the build works, so achieving the same end. > All-in-all there was actually nothing wrong (except my ignorance <g>) > Naahh..ignorance is me never having learnt how to bang a nail straight into a piece of wood. I do recommend you study up a bit on the shell though. Indenspensible knowledge I am afraid. -- Regards Cliff Sarginson The Netherlands [ This mail has been checked as virus-free ] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message