you must buildworld before you buildkernel. why ?

Saifi Khan saifi.khan at
Mon Oct 12 03:10:58 PDT 2009


i'm trying to compile a custom kernel on my AMD64 X2 box, and in
encouter the notification shown below.

# make buildkernel KERNCONF=SYNERGY
You must buildworld before buildkernel.  If you wish
to build a kernel using native tools, config it manually
or use the nativekernel target if you are in a rush
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.

As i'm a newbie, can some of the more experienced folks share
the reason for the requirement to 'buildworld' before
'buildkernel' ?

Additionally, there doesn't seem to be this requirement when
compiling a custom kernel on FreeBSD. Any pointers ?

Thanks in advance.


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