make universe and /etc/src.conf

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Aug 22 22:23:19 UTC 2016

In message <ad2f7a3b-21c5-2e2a-2f1b-0625a70e05f7 at>, Eric van Gyzen w
>I just tried a "make universe", and all the kernels failed because they couldn't
>find the config files.  I had forgotten that I have this in /etc/src.conf:
>Since "make universe" is primarily used for build-testing changes in src,
>shouldn't it ignore /etc/src.conf (and possibly /etc/src-env.conf), like the
>following?  Or is "make universe" used for other purposes for which it really
>should read /etc/src*.conf?

I frankly don't remember why universe ignores make.conf but not src.conf,
but I do remeber it was a deliberate decision.

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