Subject: Re: The Kernel Building Game...
To: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Peter_Fr=F6hlich?= <>
From: Alex Pelts <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/26/2006 18:22:04
It always worked for me although sometimes my own kernel had more=20
problems than the standard one.
I just followed instructions here :

Although as I never use -current I never build tools just use the ones=20
that come with the release.
I build new kernel to free up some room. IMHO, GENERIC has way too much=20
things in it. Qube has pretty limited hardware and there is no need to=20
include all of the SCSI things plus all other raid stuff, etc. But I=20
guess if you cater to everyone's taste you'd have to build 50 different=20


Peter Fr=F6hlich wrote:
> Hi all,
> So my Qube is running 3.0 fine, everything's working nicely, I got all=20
> the tools I need for my compiler course installed as well, and now I=20
> made the mistake of trying to build my own kernel again...
> This has *never* worked for me before on the Qube, neither on 1.6, 2.0,=
> nor 3.0 as it turns out (last time it *did* work for me was 0.9 or=20
> something on an Amiga over 10 years ago, how sad is that? :-). Can=20
> someone please clearly answer this question:
>   Am I supposed to build the Qube kernel on the Qube using or =
> If I am supposed to, then it's just not working. I can rebuild the tool=
> for hours, try to build the kernel for hours (which always rebuilds=20
> nbmake as well, what a strange waste to always do this whether I say -u=
> or not), but it also always ends up breaking somewhere. Am I just so=20
> dense that I can't follow supposedly simple instructions from the NetBS=
> Guide?
> If I am *not* supposed to use, then could someone *please* add=
> that to the NetBSD Guide? Clearly? Just say somewhere:
>   If you're *not* cross-compiling, stay the heck away from that weird=20
> stuff!
> Sorry, I am obviously slightly frustrated... :-/ I just can't believe=20
> that pkgsrc is *so* straightforward to use, but a kernel build can be=20
> *such* a pain...
> Cheers,
> Peter
> PS: Of course the "direct" approach doing a config followed by a make=20
> (without works just fine. I am not sure yet that the kernel=20
> actually works, but at least I can build one that way.
> --=20
> Peter H. Froehlich <><><><><><>
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