On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 09:47:35PM +0800, Duggan wrote: > What is this buildworld stuff about?
It's one of the two great things that makes FreeBSD stand out from the crowd. You can pull the latest system sources down from the net and compile, install and use a whole new system -- utilities, shared libraries, kernel and all with about a dozen commands and one reboot. Read all about how to do that here: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/synching.html http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html Of course, you don't have to do any of that, but it can be incredibly convenient for keeping things up to date. If you're wondering what the other thing is, it's the ports system. (Nb. Any similarity to Gentoo's e-merge system is entirely deliberate. They copied us.) Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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