kernel compile error

Remko Lodder remko at
Sun Feb 29 02:47:49 PST 2004

Overlooked this email,
And overlooked the make world process,

My apologies for giving inaccurate information



Kind regards,

Remko Lodder Dutch community for helping newcomers on the
hackerscene Dutch mirror of MRTG

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]Namens Danny Pansters
Verzonden: zondag 29 februari 2004 2:31
Aan: rfa at
CC: freebsd-questions at
Onderwerp: Re: kernel compile error

On Sunday 29 February 2004 01:52, rfa at wrote:
> Im kinda new at this and
> I was compiling my kernel on my Dell Inspiron600m running FreeBSD 5.2
> RELEASE when I just remembered[after taking a nap] that I did
> #make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC

If you build your own kernel, you should give it another name than GENERIC
(and change ident in your config file).

> and I forgot to edit the /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC file before
> running the process.
> anyway, the #make buildkernel completed and i wanted to change the GENERIC
> file so i went aroung and commented out all the stuff that i didnt have on
> my system and did a #make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC again only to have
> errors after about a minute into the process.
> My Questions Are:
> Is it wrong to do this process again after a successful #make buildkernel?
> If so, what should I do to do it successfully? [should i rm -rf /usr/src
> && cvsup -g -L 2 /etc/standard-supfile && make world again?]

Never run "make world" literally. Run make buildworld, make kernel, make
installworld, mergemaster.

> Or is it possible that my GENERIC file is wrong?

Yes, you edited too much out. This is a FAQ:

> #device         scbus           # SCSI bus (required for SCSI)
> device          umass           # Disks/Mass storage - Requires scbus and


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