FreeBSD 12.0 RELEASE i386 can not build a kernel?

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd at
Thu Feb 28 13:18:50 UTC 2019

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> On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 at 03:50, Rodney W. Grimes
> <freebsd at> wrote:
> >
> > Now the begging question, why isnt the toolchain as shipped
> > already properly built?
> The required toolchain is included in 12.0-RELEASE i386 - the linker
> is /usr/bin/ld.lld. It just needs to be specified explicitly if build
> via a method other than make buildworld or kernel-toolchain followed
> by buildkernel.

Why is this not included in the /usr/src; make buildkernel target?

> I wanted to ship 12.0 i386 with lld as /usr/bin/ld, but held off on re
> and portmgr's advice due to ports fallout.

Is there a release note item describing that kernel building now
requires specical procedures to build a kernel?

This is a POLA issue.

Rod Grimes                                                 rgrimes at

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