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Date:      Mon, 6 Feb 2012 00:23:55 +0100
From:      "Warren Block" <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        "'james'" <james@mansionfamily.plus.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to build 9.0 from source?
Message-ID:  <000001cce45d$3e010f10$ba032d30$@com>
In-Reply-To: <4F2E8F17.3020502@mansionfamily.plus.com>
References:  <4F2E8F17.3020502@mansionfamily.plus.com>

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On Sun, 5 Feb 2012, 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,

Yes, those instructions need to be updated.  sysinstall doesn't work for 
fetching 9.0 source.  Here's a post I wrote in the forums that shows 
three ways to retrieve the 9.0 source:

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=29172
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