5.3 Building Kernel/World

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Sun Jan 16 23:32:29 PST 2005

On Jan 16, 2005, at 23:19, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 11:15:23PM -0800, Doug Hardie wrote:
>> On Jan 16, 2005, at 22:05, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 09:51:13PM -0800, Doug Hardie wrote:
>>>> The instructions for building world/kernel for 4.x are straight
>>>> forward
>>>> and work fine.  However, I seem to have munged two 5.3 installations
>>>> now.  I have been through all the UPDATING notes and the handbook 
>>>> and
>>>> something is obviously not clear.
>>>> The approach I used is:
>>>> Clean install from 5.3 distribution.
>>>> make buildworld
>>>> create new config file LAFN
>>>> make buildkernel KERNCONF=LAFN
>>>> make installkernel KERNCONF=LAFN
>>>> reboot
>>>> make installworld
>>>> reboot
>>>> At that point It appeared I was using the LAFN kernel rather than
>>>> generic.
>>>> However, tonight I tried to make a new kernel.  NO go:
>>>> ERROR: version of config(8) does not match kernel!
>>>> config version = 500012, version required = 500013
>>>> So I tried to reinstall the kernel:
>>>> make installkernel KERNCONF=LAFN
>>>> install -o root -g wheel -m 555   acpi.ko /boot/kernel
>>>> install: acpi.ko: No such file or directory
>>>> How are you supposed to build a new kernel that works?  How do I
>>>> recover this?
>>> The only way I can think for this to happen is if your source tree 
>>> was
>>> inconsistent (i.e. not completely updated), or you updated your
>>> sources after you did the installworld, and the kernel depends on the
>>> newer version of config than the one you have built (in this case the
>>> 'safe' buildworld/buildkernel/installkernel method you used to begin
>>> with should still work).
>>> Kris
>> Well, I tried makeworld again.  Dies in Step 3.  Reloaded all source
>> from the distribution
>> CD.  makeworld dies in exactly the same place:
> Really, this all points to something else having changed on your
> system in the meantime.  Try
> cd /usr/src
> make cleandir
> make cleandir
> make buildworld
> Kris

Wish I had seen that earlier.  I just tried a cvs from RELENG_5_3.  I 
thought that would only have
security fixes.  Its downloading a ton of stuff.  Obviously I can't 
stop it.  Seems like just about all the
userland source files are being changed.  Lots of deletes too.  I'll 
give the above a try when this
finishes.  Why so many files from cvs?

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