make release custom kernel conf not found

Rick Miller vmiller at
Tue Jan 31 11:32:31 UTC 2012

Thanks Rob and Lowell,

I will keep this information handy.  It was helpful.

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 4:22 AM, Rob Farmer <rfarmer at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Rick Miller <vmiller at> wrote:
>> Thanks Rob...
>> I put the kernel conf file in the source tree as opposed to linking to
>> it and it certainly did compile the custom kernel.
>> What confuses me (not that I expect you to have the answer) is that
>> Chapter 9 of the handbook has a tip that recommends keeping the kernel
>> config in /root/kernels and symlinking to it from the source tree.  If
>> it doesn't work, why is there a tip recommending this practice?
> I think the idea is to avoid accidentally deleting it - sometimes
> people who get weird build errors are told to delete /usr/src and
> /usr/obj, to make sure everything is in a consistent state.
> The symlink will work fine for normal builds, which is what the
> handbook covers, but the release building process installs a new copy
> of the base system and then runs within it, to try and ensure a
> completely stock environment. Any changes you made to the main system
> (make.conf, custom kernels, etc.) are intentionally ignored. As Lowell
> points out, the "right" way to do this is make either a patch or a
> script to add your changes and have the release framework apply it.
> Copying it in is the quick and dirty fix.
> --
> Rob Farmer

Take care
Rick Miller

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