Max recursion level (500) exceeded.

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-ports-local at
Tue Mar 15 12:30:27 PST 2005

Kris Kennaway <kris at> writes:

> 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.

I get it on "make clean" for editors/openoffice-1.1, but I haven't
managed to track the problem down.  With an empty environment and an
empty make.conf.  But that takes so long to build anyway that I don't
really care very much...

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