Subject: Re: building -current on FreeBSD fails
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From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/30/2003 01:33:22
On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 14:50:55 +0200, Ronald van der Pol wrote:
> Now I have another problem:
> nbmake: exec(/bin/sh) failed (Argument list too long)
> *** Error code 1
> I guess building NetBSD on a FreeBSD system is not really supported :-)
I do this all the time ;). Though I rarely do full builds and usually
just compile kernels using the toolchain I built some time ago. So I
discover that something has been broken only when I need a build or a
toolchain for a new target.
In this case the problem is that FreeBSD has a limit of 64K on the
environment+command line and some gnu makefiles in the toolchain that
pass around huge number of make variables exceed that limit.
Jason Thorpe alleviated the problem somewhat with new `-X' flag to
make(1), but it only gives you an extra dozen of chars or so in the
full path to the root of the netbsd source tree.
I just union mount my /long/path/to/netbsd/cvs/checked/out/trees/
to /nb ;).
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