Kernel Compilation...

Crispy Beef crispy.beef at
Mon Jan 2 09:09:32 PST 2006

Adam Nealis wrote:
> --- Crispy Beef <crispy.beef at> wrote:
>>Hi All,
>>Just joined this list.  The last time I used FreeBSD was with 4.6-RELEASE, so 
>>a while ago now.  I have just installed 6.0-RELEASE on my old laptop and have 
>>been configuring the system, am onto the kernel at the moment, have followed 
>>the traditional method in the FreeBSD handbook.  All works fine (make depends) 
> Yesterday I installed 6.0-RELEASE from ISO, then used cvsup to upgrade
> to 6.0-STABLE. I followed the steps given in /usr/src/Makefile:
> 1.  `cd /usr/src'       (or to the directory containing your source tree).
> 2.  `make buildworld'
> 3.  `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE'     (default is GENERIC).
> 4.  `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE'   (default is GENERIC).
> 5.  `reboot'        (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt).
> 6.  `mergemaster -p'
> 7.  `make installworld'
> 8.  `mergemaster'
> 9.  `reboot'
> Is this what you did? Can youprovide the precise steps you followed?

Here's what I did:

1.    Install from CD (6.0-RELEASE)
2.    Got latest kernel src with sysinstall
3.    cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
4.    Created my own config file (LAPTOP)
5.    Did a /usr/sbin/config LAPTOP
6.    Moved into compile directory (/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/LAPTOP)
7.    Did 'make depend'
8.    make

At this point it failed...

This machine has run Linux for the past few months compiling various things.

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