Subject: 1.6 build problem (was Re: 1.5.3 -> 1.6: review upgrade process)
To: NetBSD Help <>
From: Bryan P <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/10/2002 06:47:40
On the distinguished day of Oct 10, Luke Mewburn wrote:

> If you build a full release (like you described in a later message), the
> installation notes (${RELEASEDIR}/INSTALL.*) have documentation on how to
> upgrade from 1.5.x -> 1.6.

I spoke too soon..  it appears my build failed with this:

INSTALLNOTES=/usr/src/1.6/usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/notes/alpha/INSTALL.more PWD_MKDB=/usr/src/1.6/usr/src/1.6/src/tools/tools.NetBSD-1.6_STABLE-alpha/bin/nbpwd_mkdb NETBSDSRCDIR=/usr/src/1.6/src  CRUNCHBIN=ramdiskbin  CURDIR=/usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/alpha/instkernel/ramdisk  DESTDIR=/usr/src/1.6/DEST  DISTRIBDIR=/usr/src/1.6/src/distrib  MACHINE=alpha  MACHINE_ARCH=alpha  OBJDIR=/usr/src/1.6/usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/alpha/instkernel/ramdisk TARGETDIR=/usr/src/1.6/usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/alpha/instkernel/ramdisk/work awk -f /usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/common/parselist.awk -v mode=crunch /usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/alpha/instkernel/ramdisk/list /usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/common/list.sysinst > ramdiskbin.conf.tmp  && mv ramdiskbin.conf.tmp ramdiskbin.conf
awk: /usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/common/parselist.awk:144: fatal: malformed repeat count
*** Error code 2

nbmake: stopped in /usr/src/1.6/src/distrib/alpha/instkernel/ramdisk
*** Error code 1

[other Stop. messages trimmed]


What to do now?  Possibly install a new awk?  I would think the required
version would be in the 1.6 source tree itself, be built and used from
within the build.