FreeBSD 12.0 RELEASE i386 can not build a kernel?

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd at
Thu Feb 28 07:20:45 UTC 2019

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> On 28 Feb 2019, at 00:37, Rodney W. Grimes <freebsd at> wrote:
> > 
> > config CUSTOM
> > Kernel build directory is ../compile/CUSTOM
> > Don't forget to do ``make cleandepend && make depend''
> > {200}# cd ../compile/CUSTOM
> > {201}# (make cleandepend && make depend && make -j4 && make install) >&make.OUT
> > {202}# more make.OUT
> > make: "../../../conf/../../../conf/" line 127: amd64/arm64/i386 kernel requires linker ifunc support
> After ifunc support was introduced, you have to run at least
> "make kernel-toolchain" before "make buildkernel", or otherwise just run
> "make buildworld" first.  That will build the linker which supports the
> required functionality.

This is the -RELEASE, why is the release not built with the
proper toolchain in place?  This is not some upgrade or anything
odd, download 12.0-RELEASE i386 iso, install it with sources,
try to build a kernel.

I am running your suggested make kernel-toolchain now
to see if that fixes the problem (it shouid not, or
if it does we have a major issue with our release
building procedures.)

> -Dimitry
Rod Grimes                                                 rgrimes at

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