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BUILD(7)          DragonFly Miscellaneous Information Manual          BUILD(7)


build - information on how to build the system


The source for the DragonFly system and applications is located in /usr/src. This directory contains the "base system" sources, which is loosely defined as the things required to rebuild the system to a useful state. It also contains the source for the system documentation, including manual pages. Refer to development(7) for more information on how to obtain the DragonFly sources. Third party applications have to be built using the dports(7) system. The file /usr/Makefile has targets for obtaining the dports tree. Typing make in /usr gives specifics on how to obtain the tree for building packages. The make(1) command is used in /usr/src to build and install the things in that directory. Issuing the make(1) command in any directory or subdirectory of those directories has the same effect as issuing the same command in all subdirectories of that directory. With no target specified, the things in that directory are just built. The following list provides the names and actions for other targets: clean Removes any files created during the build process. install Installs the results of the build for this directory. The other /usr/src make targets are: buildworld Rebuild everything but the kernel. quickworld Same as buildworld, but skip bootstrap, build and cross-build tool steps. This target can be used for incremental upgrades once a full build of the world has been done with buildworld. realquickworld Same as quickworld, but also skip the depend step. crossworld Just do the bootstrap, build and cross-build steps. installworld Install everything built by buildworld, as well as the rescue tools and the initial ramdisk if they do not exist yet. installworld-force Force an installworld. This will install to a temporary directory, then copy the main binaries and libraries with a static cpdup(1) to DESTDIR and finally will issue a normal installworld and upgrade. It is a special case to be used on older systems as a last resort when the normal installworld doesn't work. world buildworld * installworld buildkernel Rebuild the kernel and the kernel-modules. nativekernel Rebuild the kernel and the kernel-modules using native tools. quickkernel Same as buildkernel, but do not clean out the obj modules. This target can be used for incremental upgrades once a full build of the kernel has been done with buildkernel. realquickkernel Same as quickkernel, but also skip the depend step. installkernel Install the kernel and the kernel-modules. reinstallkernel Reinstall the kernel and the kernel-modules. kernel buildkernel * installkernel build-all buildworld * buildkernel The option -j hw.ncpu is added automatically to optimally utilize the system. install-all installkernel * installworld + upgrade preinstall Perform certain operations that have to be done before installworld, such as adding new users and groups. This target will be automatically executed by installworld. upgrade Upgrade the files in /etc and also setup the rest of the system for the version of DragonFly just installed. Also, check for existence of objects being deprecated with the new installation. Note that deprecated system libraries may still be linked from packages installed under /usr/local/ or other 3rd party objects placed elsewhere. The check tries to detect these dependencies, by default searching /usr/local/. Other places to search may be specified in CHECK_DEPRECATED_DIRS variable. If defined, these directories will be searched in addition to default. initrd Install the statically linked rescue tools and the initial ramdisk built by buildworld. backupworld Manually archive binaries from installed world to location specified by WORLD_BACKUP. backup-clean Delete archive created by backupworld. backup-auto-clean Delete archive created automatically during installworld. restoreworld Restore binaries from archive created by backupworld. restoreworld-auto Restore binaries from archive created automatically during installworld. The archive location is specified by AUTO_BACKUP.


TARGET_ARCH, TARGET_PLATFORM The target machine processor architecture and hardware platform. These have to be set for cross- building. TARGET_ARCH is analogous to the "uname -p" output. For the 64 bit AMD architecture known as AMD64, x86-64 or Intel 64, use: TARGET_ARCH=x86_64 TARGET_PLATFORM=pc64 DESTDIR An existing directory to be the root of the hierarchy where the resulting binaries will be installed (the default is /). MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX The directory hierarchy where the object files will be built (the default is /usr/obj). __MAKE_CONF Used to override the path of make.conf(5) (the default is /etc/make.conf). KERNCONF The name of one or more kernel configurations from which kernels should be built (the default is X86_64_GENERIC). KERNCONFDIR The directory where the kernel configuration files are kept (the default is /usr/src/sys/config). DESTLABEL Common suffix added to kernel and modules directory names, prefixed by a single dot. For example, make DESTLABEL=test installkernel installs them as /boot/kernel.test/kernel and /boot/kernel.test, respectively. DESTKERNDIR Where to install the kernel and the modules (the default is /boot), in the directory hierarchy specified by the environment variable DESTDIR. DESTKERNNAME The name of the installed kernel file (the default is kernel), under the directory specified by DESTKERNDIR. This overrides the effect of DESTLABEL. DESTMODULESNAME The name of the directory to install the kernel modules (the default is modules), under the directory specified by DESTKERNDIR. This overrides the effect of DESTLABEL. WORLD_BACKUP Directory for manual backup of binaries of installed world (default: /var/backups/world_backup). AUTO_BACKUP Directory for automatic backup of binaries of installed world (default: MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX/world_binaries/DESTDIR). NO_BACKUP When defined, the automatic backup feature of installworld is inhibited. COPTFLAGS Overrides the default optimization flags for kernel and module compiles. KCFLAGS Allows you to add additional compiler flags for kernel and module compiles. But use COPTFLAGS to specify any optimization overrides, as some modules may have to override it to enforce a lower optimization level. CHECK_DEPRECATED_DIRS Directories to search for objects being still linked to deprecated system libraries. This space separated list will be used by upgrade target in addition to default /usr/local/. REMOVE_DEPRECATED Remove system objects marked as deprecated. Used by upgrade target.


There are two other mechanisms that users should be aware of. First, when you issue a installkernel DragonFly will make a backup of the current kernel in /boot/kernel.old. Because people often do multiple installkernel operations, this backup kernel can also get lost in the noise. It is usually prudent to make a backup of the old kernel manually every once in a while when you know that it is a good kernel. you can do this after issuing the installkernel by running the command: cpdup /boot/kernel.old /boot/kernel.bak The advantage of this is that no installation mechanism will overwrite your /boot/kernel.bak, and in addition to that the loader's boot menu will check for its existence and present a menu option 'b' to allow you to boot from it. The second mechanism is related to the two-stage root mount. When using an encrypted root, the system will actually boot from a small initial ramdisk (a.k.a. initrd) image stored as /boot/kernel/initrd.img.gz. This image will handle the encrypted configuration, mount, and chroot to the real root. This image is also used as the rescue ramdisk boot menu option. This image is NOT updated automatically by installworld or installkernel. Instead, updating this image has to be done by running the manual command: make initrd It is usually a good idea to run this command after rebooting into the new world that you installed (so you know the world you installed is good). This command will update the initrd image in /boot/kernel and the rescue tools in /rescue.


/etc/make.conf /etc/defaults/make.conf /usr/src/Makefile /usr/src/Makefile.inc1 /usr/src/Makefile_upgrade.inc


The "approved" method of updating your system from the latest sources is: make buildworld make buildkernel KERNCONF=FOO make installkernel KERNCONF=FOO make installworld make upgrade reboot make initrd The above mentioned build and install order enforces that the new kernel is installed before the new world. Sometimes it might be necessary to reboot the system between those two steps. In this case "make installworld" will tell you to do so.


cc(1), install(1), make(1), wmake(1), make.conf(5), development(7), dports(7), release(7), config(8), reboot(8), shutdown(8)


Mike W. Meyer <mwm@mired.org> and Sascha Wildner <swildner@gmail.com>. DragonFly 6.1-DEVELOPMENT June 24, 2021 DragonFly 6.1-DEVELOPMENT

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