Subject: Re: parenthesis in DISTNAME
To: Noud de Brouwer <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/19/2002 16:43:57
On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 09:36:17AM +0200, Noud de Brouwer wrote:
> i'm putting a pkgsrc/*/pkg together.
> (i'm using pkgsrc to 'collect' my own docs/tablefillings/etc)
> but ..the DISTNAME i'd like to fetch contains "(" and ")".
> fetching goes ok, but extract and all go wrong,
> somewhere internally in pkgsrc/mk something beeps up.
> giving me:
> host08# make 
> Syntax error: "(" unexpected
> *** Error code 2
> Stop.
> any short sollution how to handle DISTNAME differently?

You don't have to be root to build a package - in fact, it's better
if you're not, for a number of reasons.

You should try:


and see exactly where it's failing.