who broke config(8) and why?

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 06:14:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 10:53 PM,  <fbsdmail at dnswatch.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>  In an attempt to build an AMD64 kernel, after a buildworld session. I was
> greeted with a couple of unexpected surprises:
> make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYAMDKERN returns ERROR MYAMDKERN not found...
> Aparently FreeBSD only put the sys/amd64,ia64,etc... to _appear_ to support
> architectures other than "i386".
> Fine. I'll use the older method:
> cd sys/amd64/conf
> config MYAMDCONF
> ERROR: version of config(8) does not match kernel!
> config version = 600007, version required = 600009
> 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
> LOOK. I already read about this in UPDIATING. I've _already_ builtworld
> from an 8-RELEASE CD w/cvsupped src && ports.
> What gives? According to UPDATING:
> 20100502:
>        The config(8) command has been updated to maintain compatibility
>        with config files from 8.0-RELEASE.  You will need a new version
>        of config to build kernels (this version can be used from 8.0-RELEASE
>        forward).
> ###
> (this version can be used from 8.0-RELEASE forward).
> I'm using 8-RELEASE
> ###
>  The buildworld target will generate it,
> ###
>  so following
>        the instructions in this file for updating will work glitch-free.
>        Merely doing a make buildkernel without first doing a make buildworld
> ###
> I just DID a buildworld
> ###
>        (or kernel-toolchain), or attempting to build a kernel using
>        traidtional methods will generate a config version warning, indicating
>        you should update.
> I don't get it. Why was the config(8) toolchain deliberately broken in
> "midstream" (the middle of a release)?! Shouldn't this/ese change(s) been
> made at the start of an _upcomming_ version?
> I suppose I have to spend another few days downloading 9-RELEASE, and
> tailoring it for my needs as I have already done in preparation for this
> build/install.
> _Please_ if I can avoid starting from start, all over again. Can someone
> tell me where I can download a pre-compiled config-toolchain. So that I
> can resume a biuld/install.
> Thank you for all your time and consideration in thia matter.

make -C usr.sbin/config all install

<back to regularly scheduled build program>


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