[ntp:questions] Building FreeBSD V8.0 kernel for PPS
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 14 13:46:38 UTC 2010
Dave Baxter wrote:
> In article <_didnRMzOqHxZlnWnZ2dnUVZ_q6dnZ2d at giganews.com>, rgilbert88
> @comcast.net says...
>> 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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>>> 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
>>> 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
> I didnt make the make file. Or is that the problem? I'm only
> following instructions after all.
> And yes. "Computers only do exactly what you tell them to do, not what
> you meant them to do!" I know that only too well.
> I'm not a computer novice, far from it. I'm only a noob in respect to
> Dave B.
Different O/S's have different little quirks. And, face it, every brand
of "Unix" has its own.
I think we would need a great deal more information in order to pinpoint
the problem! If you made it work, congratulations. If you still need
help, you know where to find us.
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