Re: Building multiple kernels with "make release"

From: Glen Barber <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:26:50 UTC
On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:11:48AM -0600, Alan Somers wrote:
> Is it possible to build multiple different kernels and include them all in
> a release image?  release.conf says so.  But from experiment, what I see is
> that:
> * does pass both kernels in the KERNCONF variable to "make
> buildkernel"
> * "make buildkernel" dutifully builds both
> * BUT, "make installkernel" only installs the first kernel and ignores the
> rest
> * Only the first kernel ends up in the final image
> * It's not really clear where an alternate kernel should go, anyway.
> Probably someplace like /boot/kernel.debug , but release.conf doesn't
> provide a way to specify that.
> So is the "multiple kernels in release.conf" feature unfinished?  If so,
> does anybody have a good idea about the best way to finish it?

Last I was aware, based on a patch sent to me privately, I believe, it
should work.

Let me take a look.