Subject: Re: pkgsrc: time going back?
To: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/08/2002 10:31:59
>> > checking whether build environment is sane... configure: error: newly
>> > created file is older than distributed files!
sounds like the time on your nfs server is behind the time on your nfs
>> I am not sure how to fix your problem, but you may be able to workaround
>> it by touch(1)ing the file.
touch explicitly sets the times on the file. otherwise files just get
someone's view (in this case, the nfs server's) of the current time.
$ touch client > server
$ ls -lTrt client server
and see which file is first and what the time difference between the
>Apparently, the file is deleted and created every time I type "make", so
>this won't work (unless I edit the Makefile or something).
perl builds do this a lot.
>After a few attempts, the build succeeded, so I'm (almost) happy for now..
you can always wait the duration of the time difference between your
client and server.
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