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

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