Subject: build creates files in src instead of obj
To: None <>
From: Arto Huusko <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/10/2004 19:27:42
With very fresh sources from -current, the build seems to produce files to
the source dir instead of objdir, which later on confuses install.

The problems are MAKEDEV and some sendmail configuration files:

Build started at:  Mon May 10 16:39:05 EEST 2004
Build finished at: Mon May 10 18:44:23 EEST 2004
distribution ===> etc   (with: INSTALL_DONE=1)
STRIP=/local/netbsd/current/alpha/tools/bin/alpha--netbsd-strip /local/netbsd/cu
rrent/alpha/tools/bin/nbinstall  -N /source/current/src/etc -d -o root -g wheel
-m 755 -T base_pkg /local/netbsd/current/alpha/dest
/local/netbsd/current/alpha/tools/bin/nbmtree -def /source/current/src/etc/mtree
/NetBSD.dist -N /source/current/src/etc  -p /local/netbsd/current/alpha/dest/ -U

install-etc-files ===> etc
#    create  etc//source/current/src/etc/MAKEDEV
MACHINE=alpha MACHINE_ARCH=alpha  NETBSDSRCDIR=/source/current/src  awk -f 
/source/current/src/etc/MAKEDEV.awk /source/current/src/etc/MAKEDEV.tmpl 

Note the redirection, which goes to /source/....

And this then dies a few steps later with:

cd /local/netbsd/current/alpha/obj/etc && STRIP=/local/netbsd/current/alpha/tool
s/bin/alpha--netbsd-strip /local/netbsd/current/alpha/tools/bin/nbinstall  -N /s
ource/current/src/etc -c  -r -T etc_pkg -o root -g wheel -m 555  MAKEDEV /local/
nbinstall: MAKEDEV: stat: No such file or directory

I invoke like this: -a alpha -m alpha -D /local/netbsd/current/alpha/dest -O 
/local/netbsd/current/alpha/obj -R /local/netbsd/current/alpha/release -T 
/local/netbsd/current/alpha/tools distribution

I build on an i386.

I copied MAKEDEV and the sendmail cf files (in gnu/usr.sbin/sendmail/cf/cf)
by hand from src to obj, and the build then finished happily and even
checkflist was OK.

Arto Huusko