two buildworld problems

Anonymous swell.k at
Mon Jun 14 14:18:11 UTC 2010

Alexander Best <alexbestms at> writes:

> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM, Roman Divacky <rdivacky at> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:28:23PM +0200, Alexander Best wrote:
>>> hi there. i'm experiencing two problems during buildworld. i'm not
>>> sure if these are the result of me doing weird stuff or a problem in
>>> the src structure:
>>> 1. i have the following in my make.conf:
>>> .if empty(.CURDIR:M/usr/src/*) && empty(.CURDIR:M/usr/obj/*) &&
>>> exists(/usr/local/bin/gcc44)
>>> CC = gcc44
>>> CXX = g++44
>>> CPP = cpp44
>>> .endif
>> you may want to reverse the condition, ie.
>> .if !empty(.CURDIR:M/usr/ports/*)
> yeah i had something like that in my make.conf beforehand. the problem
> was however that this would only use gcc44 when 'make' was run in the
> ports directory. however i want make to ALWAYS use gcc44 apart from
> /usr/src.

It may be easier to make gcc44 symlinks for cc/c++/gcc/g++ in
e.g. HOME/.bin and add it to PATH before /usr/bin[1]. make buildworld
overrides its own PATH and shouldn't be affected but pretty much
anything else will use gcc44, not only make(1) targets.

You can create basegcc/baseg++ symlinks then for things that don't
compile by gcc44 but in case of portmaster you'd have to teach it
respect user-defined PATH in order for CC=basegcc in make.conf to work.

[1] *after* ccache if you have it installed, e.g.

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