Minimal sources to track stable?

Jonathan Belson jon at
Fri Jan 5 18:23:01 GMT 2001

Andrew Boothman wrote:
> Generally, unless you definately know what you're doing, you should always
> download and recompile the entire source tree.
> I guess if you knew what you wanted to upgrade then you could just download
> bits, but you would be on your own as I don't think the make world system
> would work.
> Also, a lot of the parts of the system rely on other parts, so you should
> upgrade it all as a whole.

Aha.  Since I don't normally bother installing all the distribution
sets (ie. contrib, crypt, gnu etc), is 'make world' smart enough to only
compile and install what's in the src/ tree?



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