Subject: Re: Build stalls at tools/texinfo (now on to XFree-4.4)
To: None <>
From: Garry Roseman <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/24/2004 08:54:51
On Sunday 22 February 2004 10:25 pm, walt wrote:

> I don't know if enami's suggestion helped you or not.  By the time I saw
> his response I had already solved the problem by deleting /bin/ksh and
> symlinking it to /usr/pkg/bin/bash and the whole thing compiled normally.
> The original problem with ksh has been fixed already, so if you can get
> as far as I did and update the sources again it will all work.
> Except for the new problem with make, of course ;0)  You need to use
> vers 1.86 of /usr/src/usr.bin/make/var.c to avoid the latest bug.

I linked ksh to bash and rolled back usr.bin/make/var.c to version 1.86
and was able to build world and a new kernel with no problems.

Thank you for your help.  I switched to Net from Free for just the sort of
level-headedness that we all find on this list.  

The next challenge in bringing up NetBSD-current on the VIA EPIA
CL10000 mini-itx board is to get XFree86-4.4-RC3 running with the
patches from Thomas Hellstrom <>

If anyone has advice on installing XFree (4.4-RC3) from
the X source distribution please let me know.  I've heard that this
should be "straight-forward".

Thanks all,
Garry Roseman
Memphis, Tennessee