Max recursion level (500) exceeded.

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Fri Mar 18 14:49:45 PST 2005

Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-ports-local at> writes:
>>Kris Kennaway <kris at> writes:
>>>On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 05:58:57PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>>>>>>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...
>>>>>Let us know if/when you study it in more detail knowing the above
>>>>>probable cause :-)
>>>>I knew the "usual cause."  That's why I tried it with an empty
>>>>make.conf and a minimal environment, under various shells.  And a
>>>>simple "make conf" still goes into spasms of recursion.  
>>>It doesn't for me, so you'll still need to debug this some more on
>>>your own or at least post some details.
>>So far, I've tracked it down to calculating the all-depends-list in
>>lang/gcc32.  And if I deinstall gcc32, the problem goes away.
> The problem comes from the USE_GCC variable in the gcc32 Makefile.
> Is USE_GCC broken for "ORLATER" if a later gcc is already installed?

ENOPARSE on that last line, sir.

That USE_GCC line shouldn't be creating any sort of BROKEN assignment. 
And it shouldn't choke if gcc > 3.2 (or gcc > 2.7) is installed.

The only thing I'm confused about is why openoffice-1.1 has an explicit 
BUILD_DEPENDS on gcc32, rather than just using USE_GCC=3.2.

However, you are most certainly correct in that when I deinstalled 
gcc32, make clean went smoothly and quickly.

# Adam

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