kern/183765: /boot/{menu, loader}.rc do not get updated by "make installkernel"

Bertram Scharpf software at
Thu Nov 7 22:20:00 UTC 2013

>Number:         183765
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       /boot/{menu,loader}.rc do not get updated by "make installkernel"
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 07 22:20:00 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Bertram Scharpf
>Release:        9.2
FreeBSD 9.2-STABLE #0: Wed Oct 30 20:21:00 CET 2013   /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
FreeBSD 9.2 provides newer versions for the files
"/boot/menu.rc" and "/boot/loader.rc". These will not be installed.

  # cd /usr/src
  # make installkernel

  # ls -lat /usr/src/sys/boot/forth/menu.rc /boot/menu.rc
  # diff    /usr/src/sys/boot/forth/menu.rc /boot/menu.rc

There was a question about this on the mailing list in July, but
the guy who asked did not receive one single answer. Before
encountering the same treatment, I decided to make a bug report
out of it.

After all, it is a behaviour no one could instinctively expect.

Install FreeBSD 9.1. Then upgrade to 9.2 as descibed in

The decision is made in "/usr/src/sys/boot/$arch/loader/Makefile"
in about line 100.

Instead of a fix, maybe the handbook should be extended by
a pointer to the problem.


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