Why change the name?

Niatross

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Why does NetBSD and OpenBSD call it building userland and FreeBSD chose to call it building world?

Why did FreeBSD deviate from the other BSD dirivatives?
 

Majorix

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Where does it say FreeBSD has to stay in compliance with other *BSDs? As long as you understand what it means I see no problems.
 
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Niatross

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Majorix said:
Where does it say FreeBSD has to stay in compliance with other *BSDs? As long as you understand what it means I see no problems.

I was just trying to learn why FreeBSD did it. I'm not trying to fight with someone over it.

Just thought there was a reason for calling it "world".
 

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I am not trying to fight with you over it either :) Just stating my opinion that the BSDs don't have to approach everything the same way. Small differences will occur.
 

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Niatross said:
Why did FreeBSD deviate from the other BSD dirivatives?
Since FreeBSD was around before the other two, you should be asking why they deviated from FreeBSD.
 
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drhowarddrfine said:
Since FreeBSD was around before the other two, you should be asking why they deviated from FreeBSD.

Your right.
 
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Niatross

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drhowarddrfine said:
Since FreeBSD was around before the other two, you should be asking why they deviated from FreeBSD.

Most Unix-like operating systems use the term "userland", more than "world" though.....right?

This is why I thought naming it "world" was kind of odd.
 

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make world used to build the entire OS, kernel and userland. I think it's still a valid make(1) build target. Although the process has changed significantly over the years, it's still called "world".
 
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