FAILED: cd /usr/ports && make index versus WRKDIRPREFIX

dpam at dpam at
Mon Apr 12 06:46:56 PDT 2004


I got the following error when making a INDEX file of the port collection. 

cd /usr/ports
make index

Generating INDEX - please wait..make: don't know how to make _accessibility.describe. Stop
*** Error code 2
make: don't know how to make _arabic.describe. Stop
*** Error code 2
2 errors

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*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports.

cvsup'ed at 20040412 12:15CEST

*default base=/usr
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress
*default tag=RELENG_4_9

*default tag=.

CPUTYPE=                        p4
CFLAGS=                         -O -pipe
COPTFLAGS=                      -O -pipe
MAKE_IDEA=                      YES
USA_RESIDENT=                   NO
#KERNCONF=                      EVON610C
NOPROFILE=                      true
IPFW2=                          true

WRKDIRPREFIX=                   /usr/obj

FreeBSD version is FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE-p4

I make use of a seperate building directory /usr/obj (WRKDIRPREFIX).
When the directory /usr/obj/usr/ports exist, and it exist when building  packages from the port collection, the mentioned error occured.

By removing the directory /usr/obj/usr/ports the cd /usr/ports && make index works.

Dennis Meijer

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