Robert Boyer <rwboyer%mac.com@localhost> writes: > Sorry to ask about something that is probably old hat but here goes. I > am not new to Unix or BSD, just NetBSD. I am trying to update from > source and have a few issues/questions that are probably simple. Welcome! > I have successfully build tools, userland, and the kernel (GENERIC, > along with a few specific ones). > > 1) My first question is even when using the u flag with build.sh a lot > of things seem to get rebuilt over and over again that already exist > in my obj tree and tools tree. Is this "normal". What am I doing > wrong. Normally an update build is fairly fast but still does a lot of running make that results in no commands being run. Some tool bootstrapping (nbmake only?) is always done. See pkgsrc/sysutils/etcmanage for BUILD-NetBSD, a commented example of how I use build.sh. If you still think -u is misbehaving, please post your commands. > 2) I installed the new kernel and successfully booted into it, now I > try to install userland with: > > ./build.sh -O ../obj -T ../tools -U install=/ > > and I get this error... > > netbsd nbmake: don't know how to make > /usr/src/../obj/destdir.amd64/METALOG. Stop It's likely the basic issue is the difference between privileged and unpriveged builds, which is new with NetBSD. Builds are typically done as non-root, and 'make install' doesn't set owner/suid/etc. but instead records this in METALOG. Then one can also install with DESTDIR=/ as root. My script has examples. I use absolute paths for TOOLSDIR and OBJDIR. I'm not sure that matters. > I searched on the error but a lot of the threads are ancient and don't > seem to appy to my situation. Most are for <= NetBSD 4.0 and I do/have > spec'd the -O flag. Now what? FWIW I do a full build all the way to iso and then do binary updates From the resulting sets. See INSTALL-NetBSD (in etcmanage) for how I do it. That lets me do the build on one machine and install on another - and the source machine doesn't have to be the same architecture. I have been updating aging ultrasparc 5s like that for years. > 3) Is this the right mailing list for this? Yes, it is the appropriate lits.
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