Help with 'make' failure while building custom kernel

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Fri Jun 24 03:09:25 GMT 2005

Jim Haskell wrote:

> I, a relatively newcomer to FreeBSD, am having trouble compiling my own
> kernel for my new FreeBSD box. According to the handbook, if 'make'
> fails (and /usr/sbin/config and make dep do not have problems,) I should
> seek the wisdom of those on this listserv. Attached is my kernel config.
> If any of you would be so kind as to take the time to look at my config
> and give me a suggestion, I would be grateful.
> Sincerely,
> Jim Haskell
> P.S.: Some notes about my system -- the target machine is a pIII 850
> mhz (which I've positively identified as an i686 type), and the only
> network cards installed use the rl driver.
> ---- config file ----
> #
> # GENERIC -- Generic kernel configuration file for FreeBSD/i386
> #

<snipped remaining kernel config file>

Hello, Jim!

IANAE, but I'm pretty sure that the last several lines of
output of the failed "make" command, and perhaps giving
the command that caused the failure, in addition to
your config file, would be Most Helpful(TM).

Also, have you been received the error more than once,
and, if so, in the same place in the build, or at different

Kevin Kinsey

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