Re: Building multiple kernels with "make release"

From: Miroslav Lachman <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 01:52:25 +0200
On 28/07/2021 20:46, Juraj Lutter wrote:
>> On 28 Jul 2021, at 20:37, Glen Barber <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 12:05:25PM -0600, Alan Somers wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:57 AM Glen Barber <> wrote:
>>>> Just on a hunch, could you try with adding INSTALLKERNEL="${KERNEL}" to
>>>> your release.conf?
>>>> I now seem to recall some weirdness with this, but the exact details
>>>> elude me at the moment.
>>> Setting INSTALLKERNEL="GENERIC-NODEBUG"  during "make installkernel"
>>> overrides whatever KERNCONF was set to.  But it still only installs one
>>> kernel.  Trying to set that variable to a list doesn't work.
>> Ok.  Give me a day or so to try to figure out what is (or isn't)
>> happening here.  I do not recall any recent-ish changes that would have
>> caused this, and I am 95% certain it has worked in the past.
> According to Makefile.inc1:
> make installkernel KERNCONF=“KERN1 KERN2”
> should install KERN1 and KERN2. Similar goes for buildkernel.
> Or is there something I am missing?

Does 'make installkernel KERNCONF=“KERN1 KERN2”' really install both 
kernels? Under which names?
I have 3 kernels defined in KERNCONF in /etc/make.conf for years. 3 
kernels are built by "make buildkernel" but only one installed by "make 

To install other kernels I use:

make installkernel KERNCONF=KERN2 KODIR=/boot/kernel.KERN2

make installkernel KERNCONF=KERN3 KODIR=/boot/kernel.KERN3

Miroslav Lachman
Received on Wed Jul 28 2021 - 23:52:25 UTC

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