Chapter 5. The Documentation Build Process

Table of Contents
5.1. The FreeBSD Documentation Build Toolset
5.2. Understanding Makefiles in the Documentation Tree
5.3. FreeBSD Documentation Project Make Includes

This chapter covers organization of the documentation build process and how make(1) is used to control it.

5.1. The FreeBSD Documentation Build Toolset

These are the tools used to build and install the FDP documentation.

  • The primary build tool is make(1), specifically Berkeley Make.

  • Package building is handled by FreeBSD's pkg_create(1).

  • gzip(1) is used to create compressed versions of the document. bzip2(1) archives are also supported. tar(1) is used for package building.

  • install(1) is used to install the documentation.

All FreeBSD documents are available for download at http://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/doc/

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