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This is the top level of the FreeBSD source directory.  This file
was last revised on:
$FreeBSD$

For copyright information, please see the file COPYRIGHT in this
directory (additional copyright information also exists for some
sources in this tree - please see the specific source directories for
more information).

The Makefile in this directory supports a number of targets for
building components (or all) of the FreeBSD source tree, the most
commonly used one being ``world'', which rebuilds and installs
everything in the FreeBSD system from the source tree except the
kernel, the kernel-modules and the contents of /etc.  The
``buildkernel'' and ``installkernel'' targets build and install
the kernel and the modules.  Please see the top of the Makefile
in this directory for more information on the standard build targets
and compile-time flags.

Building a kernel with config(8) is a somewhat more involved process,
documentation for which can be found at:
   http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/kernelconfig.html
And in the config(8) man page.

The sample kernel configuration files reside in the sys/i386/conf
sub-directory (assuming that you've installed the kernel sources), the
file named GENERIC being the one used to build your initial installation
kernel.  The file NOTES contains entries and documentation for all possible
devices, not just those commonly used.  It is the successor of the ancient
LINT file, but in contrast to LINT, it is not buildable as a kernel but a
pure reference and documentation file.


Source Roadmap:
---------------
bin		System/User commands.

contrib		Packages contributed by 3rd parties.

crypto		Cryptography stuff (see crypto/README).

etc		Template files for /etc

games		Amusements.

gnu		Various commands and libraries under the GNU Public License.
		Please see gnu/COPYING* for more information.

include		System include files.

kerberosIV	Kerberos package.

lib		System libraries.

libexec		System daemons.

release		Release building Makefile & associated tools.

sbin		System commands.

secure		DES and DES-related utilities - NOT FOR EXPORT!

share		Shared resources.

sys		Kernel sources.

tools		Utilities for regression testing and miscellaneous tasks.

usr.bin		User commands.

usr.sbin	System administration commands.


For information on synchronizing your source tree with one or more of
the FreeBSD Project's development branches, please see:

  http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/synching.html