[ntp:questions] Building FreeBSD V8.0 kernel for PPS

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 13 23:16:50 UTC 2010

G8KBV wrote:
> In article <F49920CD-8C36-4B78-94F1-1D8D5C09243F at mac.com>, 
> cswiger at mac.com says...
>> On Apr 13, 2010, at 1:40 PM, G8KBV wrote:
>>> When I 'make buildkernel KENRCONF=PPSGENERIC'
>>> Nowt happens, except a short error message to the effect that it doesnt 
>>> know how to build the kernel.
>>> Err, what!????
>> That should be KERNCONF, not KENRCONF.  Of course, you should provide the exact error message, rather than an interpretation of it.
>>> Anyone here know what went wrong, or do I go looking for a newbie 
>>> friendly f'bsd group (not found one of those yet.)
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>> Regards,
> Chuck:
> Typo on my part.  In the posting AFIK.
> I tried it a few times, though not to say I didn't type it wrong each 
> time.   It's late now and that machine is currently off, so will have to 
> wait till much later, like late tomorrow.
> I can't copy/paste from the FreeBSD machine to this one, and I have no 
> idea how to copy paste from the command line/terminal screen, to a 
> floppy (or anything else!) but the error was very short, but almost 
> literaly "dont know how to build PPSGENERIC"  No other details were 
> shown.
> Michael:
> As to 'cd /usr/src' before issuing the make command, yes, of course I 
> did that, but you are right to to ask.
> Nite nite.
> Dave B

The error message suggests, to me, that there is something wrong with 
your make file.  The other possibility is that you have misspelled the
name of the file.

Remember that the computer is absolutely literal; it will do, or attempt 
to do exactly what you told it to do.  This will not necessarily be what 
you meant!

"Managing Projects with make" is an excellent book available from 
O'Reilly & Associates.

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