AMD64_GENERIC make buildkernel issue

Neil Booth neil at
Sun Aug 23 05:09:03 PDT 2009

Jordan Gordeev wrote:-

> Neil Booth wrote:
>> I've just completed a buildworld and am trying to build a kernel;
>> I get the following.  What am I doing wrong?
>> Neil.
>> neil at athlon2:/usr/src$ sudo make buildkernel KERNCONF=AMD64_GENERIC
> Also make sure to call buildkernel with the same cross-build arguments  
> that you use for buildworld. Like this:
> make TARGET_ARCH=amd64 TARGET_PLATFORM=pc64 KERNCONF=JG64 buildkernel

Why is JG64 the correct file?  I used AMD64 last time IIRC.  Both just
say Dragonfly/AMD64 at the top.

Also this is not a crossbuild - why do I need all the above arguments?
It is an AMD64 SMP machine.

I did a buildworld without arguments - do I need to redo it?


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