make dev problems

Tim Aslat tim at
Thu Nov 6 16:40:41 PST 2003

In the immortal words of "Jason Burris" <spidey at>...
> The system didn't have the sources, so I downloaded the first CD ISO
> and extracted them from there into:
> /usr/src/sys
> Could there be more sources that I need to extract?
> Also I tried the suggestion:
> cd /usr/src
> make buildkernel KERNCONF=COMPUTERNAME
> <wait a bit>
> make installkernel KERNCONF=COMPUTERNAME
> And I just got the message:
> make: don't know how to make buildkernel. Stop
> There is nothing in my /usr/src directory besides the /sys dir.

You only have the kernel sources, you need the rest of the base sources
and a make buildworld before you can compile the kernel.

You might want to consider installing cvsup (pkg_add -rv
cvsup-without-gui) and getting the latest version of the complete

for more details, the handbook is always a good source of information.



Tim Aslat <tim at>
Spyderweb Consulting
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