DISTDIR (was: Re: World broken in stage 1.1)

Ruslan Ermilov ru at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 11 03:11:21 PDT 2004

On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 11:16:29AM +0200, Barry Bouwsma wrote:
> I used to set this in make.conf, but only as
>                 ^^
Please see my other email in this thread that explains in detail
why it works, and why it should not be used.

> Which brings up something else -- has there been any
> resolution of the conflict between `DISTDIR' as used by
> ports, and `DISTDIR' as used by the `distribute' targets?
> I have the former set in my make.conf, which resulted in
> some odd paths, no matter how I specified `DESTDIR=' and
> `DISTDIR=' as both environment and `make' options when in
> the top-level src directory, but resolved itself only when
> given as an option within the `etc' subdirectory.
> Not that I know how to use `distribute/distribution' at
> all, but I saw that as one way to populate DESTDIR/etc.
> (Shoot me if this has been resolved in a way I've failed
> to catch during the months spent offline.)
DISTDIR is only used by "make distribute", and the latter
is only used by "make release".  "make release" doesn't
use /etc/make.conf.  Where's the conflict?

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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