cvs commit: src UPDATING

Ruslan Ermilov ru at FreeBSD.ORG
Mon Feb 26 15:54:46 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 10:49:43PM +0000, Nate Lawson wrote:
> njl         2007-02-19 22:49:43 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     .                    UPDATING 
>   Log:
>   Note problems I had with bsnmpd while updating from an older -current.
>   There may be better ways to fix/work around these issues but this worked
>   for me.
>   Revision  Changes    Path
>   1.474     +13 -0     src/UPDATING
It could be a pilot error on your part as well.  The gensnmptree
tool is already part of the bootstrap-tools set, and is correctly
bootstrapped (built, installed into a temporary place, and used)
when/if needed

: .if ${BOOTSTRAPPING} < 700015
: _gensnmptree=   usr.sbin/bsnmpd/gensnmptree
: .endif

... as determined by a value of __FreeBSD_version from the
installed copy of /usr/include/osreldate.h.  It's possible to
fool the build system into thinking that you have a different
(e.g., more recent) version of FreeBSD installed by doing
partial installs (when osreldate.h doesn't match the installed
version) which is not uncommon on developers' machines.  :-)
In that case, it's possible to work around this by telling
the build system you have a "very old" environment, like this:

make buildworld OSRELDATE=0

I'd like to see this note removed, or more details to be
provided that we could identify a real problem (e.g., if
more incompatible changes were made to gensnmptree after

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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