Cannot build generic kernel

Thomas Mueller mueller6722 at
Thu Jul 18 19:54:52 UTC 2019

from David Azarewicz:

> I downloaded and installed FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img
> I checked out base/stable/12 r350009 using svnlite
> I followed the directions on
> for building the kernel.
> I get an error:
>   make[2]: "/usr/src/sys/conf/" line 127: amd64/arm64/i386 kernel requires linker
> ifunc support
> both
>   make buildkernel
> and
>   make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC 
> fail exactly the same way.

> Today I updated to r350112 and the problem persists.

> So I have a fresh unmodified install of FreeBSD 12.0 RELEASE, I have a fresh unmodified
> checkout of FreeBSD 12 stable, I followed the directions for building the standard, default,
> generic kernel and it fails. I tried searching for a solution to this problem and could not find a
> solution. How can I fix this problem?

Did you make buildworld before attempting buildkernel?

I read UPDATING in the top directory of the src tree, and you are supposed to "make buildworld" before buildkernel.

That would put updated tools in place for buildkernel.


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