make install port question across nfs

Doug Poland doug at
Mon Apr 14 19:14:57 PDT 2003

Kent Stewart said:
> On Monday 14 April 2003 06:39 pm, Doug Poland
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to build a port on a fast machine
>> and export the /usr/ports /usr/src /usr/obj via
>> nfs to a number of slower machines.  After
>> running make on the fast machine, I want to do
>> a make install on the slower boxes.
> What I have found is that they know the true
> path. So, if you nfs_mount, it has to have the
> same path as the system that built it. I mount
> fs'es all of the time but I mount the fs as
> /usr/src and /usr/ports on both machines. Then,
> when you cd /usr/ports/x11 and do a pwd, you see
> what you cded into.
> Kent
That's how I do it too.  A pwd in a directory like
/usr/ports/sysutils/apcupsd shows the same on all

Just for grins I tried a make clean ; make; make
install on one of the slow boxes.  When I did a
make install on the other slow box then it
"worked", i.e., it installed the port.  So why
is a make on one machine recognized and not
another?  Strange to a mere mortal like me.


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