"can't find kernel source tree" error when building the kernel.

Jacques A. Vidrine nectar at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 3 10:28:48 PDT 2003

On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 07:57:51PM +0300, Clau wrote:
> hello,
> i just downloaded via cvsup the latest kernel for freebsd 5.1.
> i had a problem with it, more exactly when i did a "make depend"
> it stopped at some place, and gave me this error:
> "can't find kernel source tree"
> i fixed this by modifying this piece of code from /usr/src/sys/conf/kmod.mk
> (it starts with line 167 in the file)
> .for _dir in ${.CURDIR}/../.. ${.CURDIR}/../../.. /sys /usr/src/sys
> .if !defined(SYSDIR) && exists(${_dir}/kern/)
> SYSDIR= ${_dir}
> .endif
> .endfor
> .if !defined(SYSDIR) || !exists(${SYSDIR}/kern/)
> .error "can't find kernel source tree"
> .endif
> i removed the last "/" from "/kern/" and now it seems it can find the 
> directory.
> i don't know if this is a general problem, or it is just in the case of 
> my system.

How are you building the kernel?   Are you using `make buildworld' first
and then `make buildkernel' (or `make kernel')?

Jacques Vidrine   . NTT/Verio SME      . FreeBSD UNIX       . Heimdal
nectar at celabo.org . jvidrine at verio.net . nectar at freebsd.org . nectar at kth.se

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