Installation of Freebsd 5.4 release

Surekha b.surekha at
Sun Mar 5 23:25:50 PST 2006

Hi Max Laier,

I tried do download the config utility as given by you.

But there is some firewall problem for us and Iam not able to login remotely
into that machine.

It would be a great help if you can send me the copy of the config source
code through mail so that I can compile my kernel here.

Thanks for your cooperation,


-----Original Message-----
From: Max Laier [mailto:max at] 
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 6:20 PM
To: freebsd-net at
Cc: Surekha
Subject: Re: Installation of Freebsd 5.4 release

On Thursday 02 March 2006 13:17, Surekha wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to install the Kame version of MIPv6 for FreeBSD.
> I downloaded the following snap:
> kame-20060220-freebsd54-snap.tar
> and tried to install on a machine which already has FreeBSD 5.2.1 release.
> It is giving some config error as follows:
> ERROR: version of config(8) does not match kernel!
>     config version = 500012, version required = 500013
>     Make sure that /usr/src/usr.sbin/config is in sync
>     with your /usr/src/sys and install a new config binary
>     before trying this again.
>     If running the new config fails check your config
>     file against the GENERIC or LINT config files for
>     changes in config syntax, or option/device naming
>     conventions
> I don't have the source code of FreeBSD 5.2.1 release.
> Please help me in resolving it.

You can get config sources alone via anoncvs and do as the error message
you.  It will be easier to update to a clean 5.4 and work from there

For the quick sollution you'd do something like:
$ cvs -d freebsdanoncvs at co -rRELENG_5_4 \ 
$ cd src/usr.sbin/config; make all install

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