kstewart at owt.com
Sat Nov 8 12:27:35 PST 2003
On Saturday 08 November 2003 12:10 pm, Jason wrote:
> Last night I updated all my source files to buildworld, but ran into
> a problem. I tried to build it 3 times, and each time it stops at the
> same spot. If I retype the last commands show letter for letter they
> work. It stops at something like $gzip -cn cvs.info > cvs.info.gz. If
> I immediately enter this command after the error it does not work, but
> above it is a 3 line command for makeinfo. If I renter this command
> then the gzip works. If this just some small glitch in some config file
> that has already been fixed? If it has not been fixed, or no one knows,
> what file show I look into to correct this myself? I am running 5.1
> with my cvs tag set to current. The error occurs about 38 minutes into
> the build, so I would be glad to try suggestions but I don't want to
> waste a day on this.
First rule of thumb is to re-cvsup src-all after you have waited awhile. If
that doesn't work, include the error messages.
If you are following -current, you should also be subscribed to the lists that
deal with problems, such as cvs-all, hackers, -current, and etc. You can see
the problem being addressed and then fixed.
This used to be part of the suggested requirements for following stable and
they definitely apply to current.
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