strange buildworld failure

Dimitry Andric dim at
Sat Nov 24 11:44:57 UTC 2012

On 2012-11-24 03:38, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
>> On 11/23/2012 1:34 PM, Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
>>>> Also, my src.conf had WITHOUT_CLANG but I deleted it and then I
>>>> also deleted /usr/obj when it failed for the first time. But that
>>>> didn't work. I am building with -j3.
>>> Does it always fail there at usr.bin/ypwhich?
>>> It's likely that -j3 is the culprit of why you do not see the actual build
>>> error because it might be lost off the screen. Try to restart without -jN.
>> Thanks, that worked.
> Hmm, buildworld is supposed to be parallel-make-safe.
> Perhaps a full log of the failing buildworld (e.g., with script(1)) could
> be posted for analysis?

Well, either a full log, or the tail of the log, as long as it contains
the actual command(s) that failed.  Sometimes it can help to search
backwards with less, or your favorite editor, for the string "error:",
or if there is no such string, searching for other problem indicators.

Also, copies of make.conf and src.conf are often essential in finding
the cause of the problem.  Many build issues are caused by erroneous
settings. :)

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