Odd error at end of "make installworld"

Ruslan Ermilov ru at freebsd.org
Tue Nov 9 01:15:48 PST 2004

On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 07:41:29AM -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> I think there is a small issue with the Makefile, although I don't see
> exactly what. But I'm no great shakes on Makefiles.
> At the very end of the installworld, after completely the makewhatis and
> /etc stuff, I got the message that I should not be doing a make world:
> WARNING: make world will overwrite your existing FreeBSD
> installation without also building and installing a new
> kernel.  This can be dangerous.  Please read the handbook,
> 'Rebuilding world', for how to upgrade your system.
> Define DESTDIR to where you want to install FreeBSD,
> including /, to override this warning and proceed as usual.
> You may get the historical 'make world' behavior by defining
> HISTORICAL_MAKE_WORLD.  You should understand the implications
> before doing this.
> Bailing out now...
> But I had not done a 'make world'. I did the standard sequence with a
> re-boot after installkernal, a mergemaster -p, and installworld. Since
> this message is the second invocation of "world:" in Makefile, I suspect
> it needs to be worked on a bit.
> FWIW, I was updating from 5.3-Stable of last Wednesday to -Stable of
> last evening (to get Nate's ACPI patches).
Hmm, maybe you typed "make install world", with a space between
"install" and "world"?

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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