buildworld fails on: ===> bin/domainname

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Mon Feb 21 18:22:19 GMT 2005

bsdnooby wrote:

> When I run 'make buildworld' I get a series of errors like this:
> ===> bin/domainname
> "Makefile", line 3: Need an operator
> ...
> "Makefile", line 33 Need an operator
> make: fatal errors  encountered -- cannot continue
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/src/bin
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/src
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/src
> This is on a fresh install I am trying to update to RELENG_5. 
> I've trying to follow whats in the handbook, including the 'cleandir'
> tips at the end, but nothing is working so far.

I assume that "fresh install" == "fresh install of 5.3-RELEASE"?

The usual thing to do first when a "make buildworld" fails is to
re-synchronize your source (CVSup, CVS, CTM, whatever) and
try again.  Most generally, these little errors (looks like a simple
syntax goof in /usr/src/bin/domainame/Makefile maybe) get fixed
Real Quick (tm), and a subsequent CVSup will build properly.

Alternatively, at least in this case, if you can find the syntax
error and fix it, buildworld may work.  But your experience may
not yet be to the level where you would feel confident in hacking
on the Makefile.

Check the stable@ mailing list for any clues ("me too" posts, mails
with "heads up"  or "buildworld fails in domainname" in the subject
line, etc.).  I'm subscribed, but haven't been keeping up over there....

Kevin Kinsey

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