Subject: Re: Newbie kernel compilation problem
To: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Joel Votaw <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2000 08:58:36
On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> By "NetBSD-release" I assume you mean the 1.4.3 branch? Have you tried
> to rebuild config first?
> Are you sure you have all of the sources? Where did you get the source,
> via ftp, sup, CDROM, etc?
Well.... being new to this I'm not sure where to start. I was mainly
working off of the config(8) manpage. I had downloaded the source
.tar.gz's (for sys, usr.sbin, etc) from
ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-release which I assume is the 1.4.3
I just found the "How to build a kernel" FAQ on www.netbsd.org and that
helps a lot. It turns out that I needed to "cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/config ;
make && make install" ("rebuild config"?) first.
It looks like it is working. I think the problem, then, was my being such
a newbie on my part and not knowing where to look for documentation.
However, perhaps a short note in the config(8) manpage saying "Before
running config, you probably need to ..." would be helpful. I assume the
"After running config, it is wise to run ``make depend''..." paragraph in
there is the result of frustrated newbies, too.
The kernel compile is plowing along nicely. Thank you very much for your