Persisten buildworld errors

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Thu Aug 19 11:54:42 PDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 11:44:20AM -0700, Doug White wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > > You can try doing a 'make includes' to try to overwirte whatever busted
> > > include files you have, but it might not fix things. You may want to grab
> > > a snapshot disc and "upgrade" to it.
> > >
> > Please don't suggest people to run "make includes".  This will likely
> > break upgrades from older systems because headers (most noticeble one
> > is /usr/include/osreldate.h) will not match the installed world, and
> > you will fool your buildworld into thinking it's running on a more
> > current system than you actually have.
> Yeah I know make includes is evil, but this installation is obviously
> missing pieces, and its a last-ditch effort before regressing to a
> snapshot.
> Unless you have a better idea :)
The only better idea I have is to reinstall the base system.  Something
like doing the shell installation of the "base" distribution, and
rebooting with the GENERIC kernel should do the trick (result in a
known good state of the build system).

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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