kernel error when upgrading to 7.0

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Mar 11 07:09:46 UTC 2008

Dave wrote:
> Hello,
>    I've got a 6.2 or 3 box that i'm wanting to update to 7.0. I've 
> cvsupped my source, made world, and built a kernel, all went 
> successfully. This is the GENERIC kernel. When i do a make installkernel 
> i am getting the error
> kldxref: file isn't dynamically linked
>    Is this a show stopping error/ if so is there a workaround?

This is harmless and can be ignored.  It's caused by 6.x utilities
trying to operate on a 7.0 kernel and its loadable modules, which
doesn't work.  Just proceed with the next steps in the upgrade 
procedure and it will all work fine.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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