DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-11
Re: how to start building?
On Nov 26, 2003, at 1:03 AM, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:I downloaded the wrong CVSup file. I got the one that does just sys
:and not any of the
:other source stuff.
:I thought for a while there I was just taking crazy pills :)
:Thanks for your help and patience everyone.
Ach. Is there some default we have wrong or confusion that we can
clear up by adding a comment in the cvsup file?
Well its my fault for not reading more closely on the download section
There is a good chance people might just "trust you" and not read the
before running it [from my own experience]
I would re-write the text of the Download page to read:
"The preferred method for obtaining the DragonFly codebase is to get
CVS repository via
cvsup. The file <link>dragonfly-cvs-supfile</link> contains the CVSup
to retrieve the CVS and will download the CVS to /home/dcvs.
cvsup -g -L 2 dragonfly-cvs-supfile
If you don't plan to build the dragonfly source or just want the sys
hierarchy you can use this
supfile: <link> dragonfly-cvs-sys-supfile</link>."
Alternatively I would distribute only one supfile. As DragonFly, for
all its coolness, is not
quite ready for the uninitiated BSD users, I don't think it would be a
problem to edit the
supfile manually or tell the user how to change the one line or two
that will make us get
all of src vs just sys.
I am cool now [besides mergemaster crapping out which I saw some
traffic about earlier]
but perhaps someone else will hit the same problem. Then again... most
people don't try to do
3 things at once all the time like I do and will probably read more
carefully than I.