pf moved to the base system, please build it from there

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Wed Oct 27 13:11:07 PDT 2004

On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 09:16:18PM +0200, FreeBsdBeni wrote:
> Hi,
> I've upgraded from 5.2.1 to 5.3-release and I had to rebuild quite some ports. 
> So far all went ok (I think...). But then I came on pf. And when I tried to 
> "make reinstall", it gave me just a "pf moved to the base system, please 
> build it from there" message. I launched sysinstall but I didn't find 
> anything relating to pf. How do I (re)build pf from the base system ?
> In my kernel I've added the devices pf, pflog and pfsync. 
> Thanks for the help !

Either you load the pf related modules into the kernel you're running
at the moment[1], or you build a custom kernel with all of the pf stuff
compiled into it.



[1] This may well happen automatically if you try and configure a pf
firewall ruleset.  You'll have to read the manual and/or try it.

Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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