Subject: Re: Bootstrap failing on FreeBSD 6.0
To: None <>
From: Peter Schuller <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/11/2006 12:51:02
> The bootstrap script fails like this:

Ok so it is really bmake that is failing (not /usr/bin/make), and it is 
failing because of MAKESYSPATH. With MAKESYSPATH unset, or set to 
"../../files-mk", things work okay.

The question is why it is being set incorrectly. If anyone knows off hand, 
pointers are appreciated. Atm I'm just not sure how it's *supposed* to be 
done. Neither MKSRC nor DEFAULT_MAKESYSPATH seem to be set to something that 
makes sense in the general case (/usr/share/mk etc). Is there a reason NOT to 
just have it hard-coded to "../../files-mk" in the case of running the set 
suit? Given that any absolute system paths are not likely to be correct on 
anything but NetBSD.

Ok, off to sleep...

/ Peter Schuller, InfiDyne Technologies HB

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