HEADS UP: Standalone kernel debug files moving out of /boot/kernel/

Ed Maste emaste at freebsd.org
Thu Oct 30 13:10:41 UTC 2014

On 30 October 2014 09:07, Ed Maste <emaste at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 29 October 2014 22:32, Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 03:15:50PM -0400, Ed Maste wrote:
>>> On 29 October 2014 12:49, Steven Hartland <killing at multiplay.co.uk> wrote:
>>> > Hmm not sure I like this idea as it would make it more difficult to make a
>>> > copy / backup a kernel.
>>> >
>>> > ATM when I want to copy a kernel for debugging its a one liner, splitting
>>> > debug symbols off to /usr/lib would prevent this.
>>> To retain the current behaviour you can set DEBUGDIR= (i.e., empty),
>>> as the debug file install path is ${DESTDIR}${DEBUGDIR}${KODIR}.
>> No, you can't.
>> su root
>> cp -pR /boot/kernel /boot/good
>> Where does DEBUGDIR enter the picture?
> In your kernel build configuration (src.conf or similar ways).

Oops, that should be "build / install configuration (src.conf or
similar)."  That is, if you set DEBUGDIR= then the debug data will be
installed in the same directory as the kernel / binaries / libraries,
and everything will work as it does today.

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