can i build more than one world on a buildserver?

Duane Whitty duane at
Fri Sep 8 15:41:29 PDT 2006

Jonathan Horne wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 September 2006 19:05, Jonathan Horne wrote:
>> On Wednesday 06 September 2006 13:16, illoai at wrote:
>>> On 9/6/06, Jonathan Horne <freebsd at> wrote:
>>>> is it possible to have STABLE and RELENG built on a single build
>>>> server? or further, is it possible to have 5.5 and 6.1 worlds built
>>>> from the same machine?
>>> buildworld and buildkernel targets are
>>> fairly sophisticated.
>>> The /usr/obj tree corresponds to the source
>>> directory, so if you have your 5.5 sources in
>>> /src/5.5
>>> and your 6.1 sources in
>>> /src/6.1 (or /usr/src/6.1 for that matter)
>>> the world(s) would be built in
>>> /usr/obj/src/5.5/ and /usr/obj/src/6.1/
>>> repsectively. (Or /usr/obj/usr/src/6.1)
>>> If the purpose is to buildworld on one
>>> fast machine and then export it to slower
>>> machines on th' network, this works
>>> admirably well.
>> thank you!!  this was the exact hint i was hoping for!
>> cheers,
>> jonathan
> well, so far, kinda so good.
> i was able to cvsup 5.5-RELENG, 6.1-STABLE, and 6.1-RELENG to my build box.  i 
> did a test kernel on the 6.1-RELENG, and that went fine, pretty much as 
> expected.  but the 5.5 will not build.  i get this error:
> [root at hephastus /usr/5.5-RELENG/src]# make buildkernel KERNCONF=TYCHE
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> Kernel build for TYCHE started on Thu Sep  7 06:48:26 CDT 2006
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ===> TYCHE
> mkdir -p /usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/sys
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> stage 1: configuring the kernel
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> cd /usr/5.5-RELENG/src/sys/i386/conf;  
> PATH=/usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/i386/legacy/usr/sbin:/usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/i386/legacy/usr/bin:/usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/i386/legacy/usr/games:/usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/i386/usr/sbin:/usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/i386/usr/bin:/usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/i386/usr/games:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin  
> config  -d /usr/obj/usr/5.5-RELENG/src/sys/TYCHE  /usr/5.5-RELENG/src/sys/i386/conf/TYCHE
> ../../conf/files: coda/coda_fbsd.c must be optional, mandatory or standard
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/5.5-RELENG/src.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/5.5-RELENG/src.
> should building parts of 5.5 from a 6.1-buildserver be possible?  or should i 
> install 5.5 on my buildserver, and compile 5.5 from there as well as the 
> higher versions?

If I were you I would cvsup the entire repository (for src-all).
Then I would set up chroot-ed environments for each world 
you want to build.  When you want to do a build checkout the
version you want to your chroot-ed /usr/src directory.
There are more details @ /usr/src/UPDATING.  In your chroot
environment you'll need everything for doing a build
(libraries, headers, etc.).  What worked well for me was
duplicating the base system root directories.  One nice
thing about this, for instance, is that you can have
customized /etc/make.conf files.  With this setup you can
even do a chroot-ed install world, make dist, etc.  There
are hints for this in UPDATING as well.

Best Regards,

Duane Whitty


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> thanks,
> jonathan
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