docs/150124: Request for update of "building the kernel" section of the handbook
blahbleh666 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 30 17:00:07 UTC 2010
>Synopsis: Request for update of "building the kernel" section of the handbook
>Arrival-Date: Mon Aug 30 17:00:06 UTC 2010
>Release: i386 8.1-REL
(sorry I don't have this handy, but I don't think it's necessary)
I'm having difficulty building and installing a new kernel while following the handbook:
it appears that this page especially is out of date. It only mentions the requirement of ssys and sbase distribution sets, but much googling (as I run into each problem) suggests that more sets of sources are necessary. I eventually installed them all, because I don't know which are necessary. Another page that could use some help is the description of the configuration file:
as it no longer matches the config file in i386 very closely.
I (and probably many others) would appreciate if these pages were corrected. Pretty please? :)
Much thanks for all that you do!
Try building a kernel whilst following the page. You will not succeed due to lack of additional source code sets.
I installed all the sources and it satisfied all requirements. Surely not every set is necessary for a vanilla compile (I was just adding sound support and removing support for hardware i don't have).
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