installword with DESTDIR=/nfs doesn't work?

John Baldwin john at
Mon Aug 14 18:50:01 UTC 2006

On Monday 14 August 2006 13:02, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Hi,
> I just tried to do a "make installworld" with DESTDIR set
> to a directory on an NFS server.  It broke like this:
> ===> lib/libcom_err/doc (install)
> lockf -k /mnt/data/6.1-TEST/original-tree/usr/share/info/dir  
install-info --quiet  --defsection="Programming & development 
tools."  --defentry="* libcom_err: (com_err).        A Common Error 
Description Library for UNIX." /mnt/data/6.1-TEST/original-tree/usr/share/info/dir
> lockf: cannot open /mnt/data/6.1-TEST/original-tree/usr/share/info/dir: 
Operation not supported
> *** Error code 73
> Stop in /usr/src/lib/libcom_err/doc.
> *** Error code 1
> Am I missing something?  Is installworld over NFS supported
> at all?  I could swear I have done it before ...

I've been doing 'make NO_INFO=yes NO_FSCHG=yes installworld' to installworld 
over NFS.  There doesn't seem to be anyway to turn off just the lockf for the 
info files w/o turning off the info files altogether.  If you want to use 
rpc.lockd, you need it running on both the server and client, but to be 
honest, many folks run into problems with rpc.lockd, so unless you really 
need it I'd avoid it.

John Baldwin

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