1This is the top level of the FreeBSD source directory.  This file
2was last revised on:
3$FreeBSD$
4
5For copyright information, please see the file COPYRIGHT in this
6directory (additional copyright information also exists for some
7sources in this tree - please see the specific source directories for
8more information).
9
10The Makefile in this directory supports a number of targets for
11building components (or all) of the FreeBSD source tree.  See build(7)
12and http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html
13for more information, including setting make(1) variables.
14
15The `buildkernel` and `installkernel` targets build and install
16the kernel and the modules (see below).  Please see the top of
17the Makefile in this directory for more information on the
18standard build targets and compile-time flags.
19
20Building a kernel is a somewhat more involved process.  See build(7), config(8),
21and http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig.html
22for more information.
23
24Note: If you want to build and install the kernel with the
25`buildkernel` and `installkernel` targets, you might need to build
26world before.  More information is available in the handbook.
27
28The kernel configuration files reside in the sys/<arch>/conf
29sub-directory.  GENERIC is the default configuration used in release builds.
30NOTES contains entries and documentation for all possible
31devices, not just those commonly used.
32
33
34Source Roadmap:
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36
37bin		System/user commands.
38
39cddl		Various commands and libraries under the Common Development
40		and Distribution License.
41
42contrib		Packages contributed by 3rd parties.
43
44crypto		Cryptography stuff (see crypto/README).
45
46etc		Template files for /etc.
47
48games		Amusements.
49
50gnu		Various commands and libraries under the GNU Public License.
51		Please see gnu/COPYING* for more information.
52
53include		System include files.
54
55kerberos5	Kerberos5 (Heimdal) package.
56
57lib		System libraries.
58
59libexec		System daemons.
60
61release		Release building Makefile & associated tools.
62
63rescue		Build system for statically linked /rescue utilities.
64
65sbin		System commands.
66
67secure		Cryptographic libraries and commands.
68
69share		Shared resources.
70
71sys		Kernel sources.
72
73tests		Regression tests which can be run by Kyua.  See tests/README
74		for additional information.
75
76tools		Utilities for regression testing and miscellaneous tasks.
77
78usr.bin		User commands.
79
80usr.sbin	System administration commands.
81
82
83For information on synchronizing your source tree with one or more of
84the FreeBSD Project's development branches, please see:
85
86  http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/synching.html
87