Build of FreeBSD-10 fails on 9 with unknown target CPU

illoai at illoai at
Fri Jun 13 15:23:49 UTC 2014

On 13 June 2014 05:25, Yuri <yuri at> wrote:
> 'make buildworld' fails in llvm build with the message: error: unknown
> target CPU 'amd64'
> /etc/make.conf has the line:
> CPUTYPE?=core
> And CPU is: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         920  @ 2.67GHz
> /usr/src/UPDATING only says that CPUTYPE should be set with ?=, but the
> build fails with and without CPUTYPE.
> What causes the build to fail?

According to what I can find, "amd64" isn't a valid CPUTYPE.
You should probably either leave it blank or set it to "core2"
(about the only difference will be the use of sse3 & above,
which I don't think anything in base makes use of anyway).


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