> > I followed the Jail manpage but I'm not getting a jail! I get to the
> > point where I cd to /usr/src and type make world, but I get a message
> > saying there is nothing to be done!!!
> > I have GCC installed as well as the kernel source and I successfully
> > compiled a kernel on this system...
> > What am I doing wrong? I have FreeBSD 5.4 Stable.
> For starters, you forgot to *show* us the problem (you only described
> it in vague terms).
mkdir -p $D
make world DESTDIR=$D
When I got to make world I got a message saying "Stop. Nothing to be
done." I installed every package available on the FreeBSD 5.4 Release
CDs to make sure I had every package and tried again. Still it said
the same thing. I googled but I didn't see anything that matches my
I'm not exactly a UNIX expert although I have installed FreeBSD all by
myself. I also compiled my own BSD kernel successfully after the
second try. I even compiled the Linux kernel when I was using Linux
although it was quite messy. Going from 2.4 to 2.6 requires new mod
utilities even though linus doesn't say anything in his readme about
it! Took me a whole day to figure out why my modules weren't loading.
Well, I am a recent convert to BSD from Linux and I must say that BSD
is completely more logical than Linux ever was. The kernel build
process in FreeBSD is much easier than Linux. FreeBSD boots in a
quarter of the time that Linux did on my computer.
Anyway, if the Linux->BSD conversion was so good for me, would the
BSD->Solaris 10 be just as good? Would someone of my experience be
able to install Solaris 10? I'm mostly interested in zones as I have
one computer and I would like my Postgresql database to be in one
jail/zone and the web server in another. Since BSD is not letting my
create jails easily I was thinking if Solaris 10 is easy to install, I
may just try that instead.
Also, I've gotten used to not having runlevels. Has Solaris 10 ever
considered abandoning Sys V and going more ala BSD? Symlinks to empty
files seems rather silly when BSD init have proven to be better...but
zones/jails are more important to me so I'll overlook the runlevels