Subject: misc/20279: X11R6.3 i386 "make release" fails
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 02/10/2003 15:29:10
>Synopsis: X11R6.3 i386 "make release" fails
>Arrival-Date: Mon Feb 10 00:30:02 PST 2003
>Originator: Robert Elz
>Release: NetBSD 1.6N -- sources of 2003-02-09
Prince of Songkla University
System: NetBSD jade.coe.psu.ac.th 1.6L NetBSD 1.6L (JADE) #12: Fri Jan 10 10:03:59 ICT 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org.OZ.AU:/usr/obj/sys/JADE i386
(not the environment of the system where the problem was detected,
just the one that the send-pr is being done from...)
If one attempts to build an i386 X11 release with USE_XF86_4=no
the snapshot fails. That's because the list of files to include
in xbase.tgz includes cat1/scanpci.0 which does not exist for
X11R6.3 (It does in Xfree 4).
This has actually been (nominally) broken for quite a while now.
It only recently revealed itself as a problem (sometime in the
past month) when tar/pax was changed to exit with an error when
a file it was asked to include didn't exist (previously it just
failed to include the file in the archive - maybe printed a
warning, and exited with status 0).
test `uname -m` = i386 || cd /to/some/i386/processor
make USE_XF86_4=no release # with other options as appropriate
Move scanpci.0 from xbase to xbase4 in src/distrib/sets/lists
(note that the executable scanpci should not move, it exists
in both releases). (It is currently in xbase/md.i386 - there
is no current xbase4/md.i386 so where to put it, I will leave
for someone else).
An alternative may be to create scanpci.man for X11R6.3 but
that seems to be a much more intrusive change.
Another possibility would be to have pax return to exit(0) if
the only problem is a file failing to exist, but somehow, I don't
see that happening...