Max recursion level (500) exceeded.

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Mar 15 09:28:54 PST 2005

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:51:36PM +0430, Lee Harr wrote:
> I am getting this error when cleaning in ports directories
> (it seems perhaps only on ports involving python):
> make: Max recursion level (500) exceeded.: Resource temporarily unavailable
> It takes a very long time, but then portmanager or portupgrade
> will continue on and the install or upgrade seems to work fine.
> Is this a known issue?

Usually caused by setting an illegal option (usually USE_*) in the
environment, make.conf or command-line.


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