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Date:      Sun, 5 Feb 2012 09:20:58 -0500
From:      Outback Dingo <>
Subject:   Re: How to build 9.0 from source?
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On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 9:15 AM, james <> wrote:
> I installed 9.0 without sources.
> Now I'd like to try building the kernel (or specifically the mfi driver), so
> I've tried to get the sources.
> The handbook says (in 9.55) to use sysinstall to get the source
> configuration - but that doesn't seem to work and what its trying to fetch
> seems more like an 8.x source set,
> I fetched src.txz and unpacked it and sorted out the /usr/src/sys link, and
> 'make' in the root of that builds the boot code ok.
> However, there is no /usr/src/UPDATING to check per 9.5, and 'cd
> /usr/src;make buildkernel' tells me:
> make: don't know how t make buildkerel. Stop.
> /usr/src was empty before I set up the 'sys' link (which in my case points
> to a zfs volume).
> It seems wrong to m - how can I get sources etc installed so I can build the
> kernel? (And userspace if necessary - but its the mfi driver I want to
> fiddle with)

look in /usr/share/examples/cvsup theres files for csup, edit them to
your needs, cvsup server and release

the run csup -g 2 -L stable-supfile

itll fetch all the sources...

also see

> James
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