DragonFly BSD now builds with bmake. Here are some notes...

John Marino dragonflybsd at marino.st
Sun Oct 28 06:42:48 PDT 2012

I've just completed replacing DragonFly's legacy "make" program with the 
latest version of NetBSD's "bmake" program, version 2012-10-10, in the 
base system.  The program name is still "make" of course.

If at all convenient, I recommend performing a full build sequence 
(buildworld, buildkernel, installkernel, installworld, upgrade).  This 
has been tested on both platforms and works.

I believe it is possible to use "quickworld", but it will be trickier. 
You would probably have to do something like "make quickworld; make 
installworld" and then when you want to update kernel, you won't be able 
to use "make buildkernel".  You'd have to use the command "make 
nativekernel" for each new kernel until the next buildworld is executed.

For the most part the change should be transparent, but bmake does 
dedicate one line of output for each target, so the build log will be 
more verbose now.


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