FreeBSD 12.0 RELEASE i386 can not build a kernel?

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd at
Thu Feb 28 14:33:44 UTC 2019

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> On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 at 08:26, Rodney W. Grimes
> <freebsd at> wrote:
> >
> > Are you really rally expecting a user to rebuild the world that
> > he just installed that should be exactly the same world he gets
> > build (reproduceable builds and all??).
> I'm expecting that a user will either follow the directions in the
> handbook (or use the LD=ld.lld override). A user that rebuilds the
> world they just installed will indeed get the same world.
> > But in your other mail you said the proper toolchain is included,
> > so this is not really true?
> > Yes I remeber the issue but we shipped a release with the issue in it?
> > An issue that was hit 7 months before the release?
> > Really?
> Yes, unfortunately re and portmgr asked me not to change this for the release.
> > Isn't this just a mater of fixing the toplevel make at
> > /usr/src for target buildkernel to include the LD=ld.lld or
> > fixing the kernel Makefile likewise?
> Possibly, but we don't want to break things if the user provides their
> own setting for LD=. I had a brief look at it when this issue existed
> on amd64 but there was no trivial fix.

LD?=ld.lld in the right place(s)?

And is this still an issue for stable/12 i386?
or has ld been changed to ld.lld?

Rod Grimes                                                 rgrimes at

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