Kernel build error (9.2 on 9.1 userland)

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Wed Nov 20 07:14:01 UTC 2013

On 20/11/2013 06:39, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> Hi there! I'm not an experienced FreeBSD user yet, but I'm interested in
> doing more with it.
> I've got a FreeBSD 9.1 system that I've been updating with freebsd-update,
> but since I use a custom kernel (it's a Xen PV domU) I've been building my
> kernel separately. It just occurred to me that freebsd-update doesn't likely
> touch my /usr/src. So, today I updated /usr/src to base/stable/9 and tried to
> build, but my kernel build errors out.

The config for freebsd-update is in /etc/freebsd-update.conf The
Compenents part determines what is updated and src is one available

Normally freebsd-update will install minor updates to the installed
system. You can use "freebsd-update -r 9.2-RELEASE upgrade" to upgrade
to new release versions.

Chapter 23.2 of the FreeBSD Handbook offers more detail.

A good way to identify your running system - uname -a

As for getting your source -
stable/9 contains updates and features being tested for next release
releng/9.1 contains updates that get sent through freebsd-update.
release/9.1.0 is a frozen copy at time of 9.1.0 release

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