Building in /usr/src copied to $HOME

M. Warner Losh imp at
Fri Mar 21 16:34:44 UTC 2008

In message: <20080319043647.GA6088 at kobe.laptop>
            Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> writes:
: 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
: `/home/build/src'.
: 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?

The problem is that MK_DYNAMICROOT is defined by  This
likely means that he's not building the same version of FreeBSD as the
system is running, otherwise the system's file would cope.


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