buildworld problems when DESTDIR is specified?

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Tue Aug 24 00:02:21 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 04:42:22PM -0700, Mayo Jordanov wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to buildworld with today's (Monday) RELENG_5 (cvsupped
> sometime in the morning (also tried with one from sat/sun).
> When I just run make buildworld, it builds everything just fine, however
> it fails when DESTDIR is specified (for both, buildworld and
> installworld). The error occurs in stage 1.2, in gnu/usr.bin/gperf/doc.
> Whole stage 1.2 section is attached below.
> Can someone give me any pointers?
Yes.  DON'T DO THAT: do not specify DESTDIR as a command-line variable
to make(1) when doing a buildworld.  Do a normal "make buildworld",
then do a "make installworld" specifying the DESTDIR.

P.S.  I know "make world DESTDIR=/foo" is broken at the moment due to

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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