DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux. It is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs and shares ancestor code with other BSD operating systems.
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gpt(8): "show" command support to print partition GUID
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bin dd(1): Sync with FreeBSD 1 month ago
contrib dhcpcd.8: Comment out some info on /dev management. 4 months ago
crypto crypto - Avoid including opensslconf.h when using openssl/md5.h in kernel. 4 months ago
doc kernel/lockmgr: Add lockmgr_try(). 8 months ago
etc rc.d/sysctl: Only set a sysctl when give a new value 1 month ago
games Fix some it's -> its typos in our manual pages. 9 months ago
gnu manpath.config: Add ravenports paths. 1 month ago
include Adjust various things for the recent brk(2) removal. 3 weeks ago
initrd mkinitrd.sh: Fix comment typo. 2 months ago
lib Adjust various things for the recent brk(2) removal. 3 weeks ago
libexec rtld-elf - Allow dynamic (late) relocations to relro section (2) 1 month ago
nrelease nrelease: Minor cleanups to the Makefile 3 weeks ago
sbin gpt(8): "show" command support to print partition GUID 3 weeks ago
share Adjust various things for the recent brk(2) removal. 3 weeks ago
sys kernel/ena: Fix another error path. 3 weeks ago
test hammer2 - stabilization 3 months ago
tools GC: Remove old clang 3.8 that required extern sources. 3 weeks ago
usr.bin Adjust various things for the recent brk(2) removal. 3 weeks ago
usr.sbin Sync ACPICA with Intel's version 20190215. 1 month ago
.gitattributes .gitattributes: Use C language rules in git diff driver. 1 year ago
.gitignore .gitignore: Remove build products from list 6 years ago
COPYRIGHT HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2 months ago
Makefile Fix pkg "-f" flag in the "make upgrade" message 1 month ago
Makefile.inc1 GC: Remove old clang 3.8 that required extern sources. 3 weeks ago
Makefile.ssh.common Normalize libcrypto and libssl DPADD variable names and adjust Makefiles. 1 year ago
Makefile_upgrade.inc Adjust various things for the recent brk(2) removal. 3 weeks ago
README initrd: Detach from the world and build on the fly 9 months ago
UPDATING kernel: Remove puffs(4), putter(9) and associated libs and utilities. 2 months ago

README

This is the top level of the DragonFly source directory.

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 DragonFly source tree, the most
commonly used being ``buildworld'' and ``installworld'', which rebuild
and install everything in the DragonFly 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 (see below). 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 is a somewhat involved process. Documentation
for it can be found at:
http://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/handbook/
Also see the build(7) and config(8) man pages.

Note: If you want to build and install the kernel with the
``buildkernel'' and ``installkernel'' targets, you might need to build
world before. More information is available in the DragonFly handbook.

The kernel configuration files reside in the sys/config sub-directory.
The X86_64_GENERIC is the default x86_64 kernel configuration used in
release builds. The VKERNEL64 is the default 64 bit vkernel(7) kernel
configuration file. The file LINT64 contains entries for all possible
devices, not just those commonly used, and is meant more as a general
reference than an actual kernel configuration file (a kernel built
from it wouldn't even run). Also see the config(8) man page.


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

contrib Packages contributed by 3rd parties.

crypto Cryptography stuff (see crypto/README).

doc Documentation for DragonFly BSD.

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.

lib System libraries.

libexec System daemons.

nrelease Framework for building the ``live'' CD image.

initrd Build system for statically linked /rescue utilities and
initial ramdisk creation.

sbin System commands.

share Shared resources.

sys Kernel sources.

test System tests.

tools Utilities for regression testing and miscellaneous tasks.

usr.bin User commands.

usr.sbin System administration commands.