make release: doesn't work for me, getting recursive looping

Hartmann, O. ohartman at
Sat Jun 18 18:03:59 UTC 2011

On 06/18/11 17:35, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
> On 06/18/11 05:15, Hartmann, O. wrote:
>> Try to build a cdrom from most recent CURRENT/amd64 sources.
>> Issuing the follwing command fails the build process looping 
>> recursively and indefinitely within the source folder /usr/src/release:
>>  make release cdrom CHROOTDIR=/unused/release/9.0/ SVNROOT/usr/src 
>> The chrooted folder is empty and as the doc says, it should be the 
>> location where the release should be build. Since I do not use CVS 
>> anymore, but SVN, I use SVNROOT instead of CVSROOT to point to the 
>> location of the sources.
> This is not how release building works anymore. See release(7). If you 
> want to do something analagous to the old-style make release, with SVN 
> checkouts and a chroot, which you seem to wan to do, you need to use 
> You can also use make release to build a system 
> out of the current source directory by simply doing make release 
> NOPORTS=yes NODOC=yes.
> The reason it is hanging is that one of the sub-targets invoked by 
> make cdrom requires that make obj be run first. make release protects 
> against this, but manually invoking sub-targets does not.
> -Nathan

Thanks a lot.
I'm new to this and I remember the old style, but the new one seems to 
be more sophisticated and 'clean'.


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