Subject: Re: Bootstrap failing on FreeBSD 6.0
To: None <>
From: Peter Schuller <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/11/2006 23:03:47
> 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.

Ok, FreeBSD 6.0 has this at the end of /usr/share/mk/

  # Toggle on warnings
.  WARN: dirsyntax

This is new since 5.4, as is the feature uf FreeBSD's make it seems (WARN 
parsing seems to be special cased in 6.0 - there is no actual 'dirsyntax' 
target in the makefiles, so bmake chokes).

Ok. First off, is it intended behavior for bmake to pick up the native 
system's make files?

If the answer to that question is yes, the question is what to do about this. 
It is a FreeBSD bug that they don't follow some standard, or does bmake have 
to be updated to understans the syntax?


/ Peter Schuller, InfiDyne Technologies HB

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