Building in /usr/src copied to $HOME

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Mar 19 04:51:08 UTC 2008

On 2008-03-18 21:28, V??clav Haisman <v.haisman at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to use /usr/src copied to my $HOME but the build process
> doesn't want to work. For example when I try build /bin/cp I get the
> following:
> shell::wilx:~/freebsd/src/bin/cp> make
> "/usr/home/users/wilx/freebsd/src/bin/cp/../", line 9:
> Malformed conditional (${MK_DYNAMICROOT} == "no")
> "/usr/share/mk/", line 15: if-less endif
> make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
> Is there any sort of tutorial/prescription anywhere how to use /usr/src
> tree that does not reside in /usr/src?

Hmmm, that should work.  I regularly build as a non-root user, at

The error about ``Malformed conditional'' seems a bit odd too.  Are you
using /usr/bin/make?  What version of FreeBSD is the build host running,
and what version of the source tree have you checked out?

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