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

John Marino dragonflybsd at marino.st
Tue Oct 30 11:34:44 PDT 2012

On 10/28/2012 14:42, John Marino wrote:
> 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.

I missed updating one of the mk files during the bmake replacement and 
as a result, several kernel modules were misbuilt.  In case documented 
by bug#2442 ( http://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issues/2442 ), the system 
panicked when trying to load acpi.ko.  In my cases, acpi.ko simply 
didn't show up in kldstat, but the system otherwise worked.

So if you've built world and kernel with the new bmake already, you 
should pull the latest source and do "make buildkernel; make 
installkernel" to restore your kernel modules.


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