make rerelease broken?

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Thu Jul 31 09:16:16 PDT 2003

Mark Murray wrote:
> Scott Long writes:
>>Bruce Cran wrote:
>>>There appears to be a breakage of 'rerelease' - that is, 'release' works, but
>>>'rerelease' fails in telnetd.
>>I saw this too, but couldn't verify that it wasn't due to other problems
>>that I was experiencing.  Mark, can you take a glance at this?  This
>>seems to only happen when 'rerelease' triggers something to be rebuilt.
> I kept on seeing this with rescue/ when I was trying to fix the kerberos5
> and telnet builds.
> There is something dodgy with the crunchgen stuff that leaves behind
> .o files compiled with the wrong -DFOO defines. Result is things that
> don't link properly much later.

I had some issues at one point with /rescue and dhclient that
specifically broke rebuilds.  Basically, crunchgen has never
been entirely happy with the dhclient makefile.  I added one
line to the dhclient makefile (The @true line below) that
seemed to address this.  Maybe it was insufficient?

Excerpt from /usr/src/sbin/dhclient/Makefile:
+  # Note: Must have some commands here to override the default build action
    ${OBJS}: all
+        @true


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