Subject: Re: two more bugs perry doesn't want to admit exists
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/24/2001 12:27:34
Darren, I fully believe that there are bugs in the build system. I'm
working on fixing several right now, in fact. However, the more you
insult people, and the more you look for ways to complain instead of
trying to help, the less they often are going to listen to you. People
generally don't want to work with people who spit at them, and you
shouldn't believe that you're somehow special in this regard. At the
moment, I'm no longer inclined to read your mail.


Darren Reed <> writes:

> #1.
> using UNPRIVED=1 in /etc/mk.conf results in this with a r-o src, despite
> setting all the directory flags with
> nbinstall: open /data3/netbsd/src/METALOG: Read-only file system
> (perry doesn't think this is a problem...and insists that I'm not using
>  a "root objdir")
> #2
> cd /data3/netbsd/src/sys/arch/sparc/conf && /www/obj/tool/bin/nbconfig  -b /data3/netbsd/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/GENERIC -s /data3/netbsd/src/sys GENERIC
> config: cannot create /data3/netbsd/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/GENERIC: Read-only file system
> *** Error code 2
> (perry doesn't think this never happened before, but prior to having to use
>  the new toolchain, it worked)
> given the rest of the build works and stuff goes into read-write dirs like
> it should, I think there are bugs herein.
> and just in case anyone thinks "oh, do a cvs update", that's with a src
> tree updated less than 24 hours ago.
> dealing with all this is outside my area of expertise.

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.