make install: tar: could not chdir to '(null)'

Pav Lucistnik pav at
Mon Feb 5 00:32:31 UTC 2007

Gerald Pfeifer píše v po 05. 02. 2007 v 00:38 +0100:

> A few days ago, my FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE based tester (i386) started to fail 
> in building packages, most notably lang/gcc40, lang/gcc41 and above.
>   % make install
>   ldconfig: /files/pfeifer/porttest/gcc40/lib/gcc-4.0.4: ignoring directory not owned by root
>   ldconfig: mkstemp(/var/run/ Permission denied
>   % make package
>   ===>  Building package for gcc-4.0.4,1
>   tar: could not chdir to '(null)'
>   pkg_create: make_dist: tar command failed with code 256
>   Creating package /sw/test/FreeBSD/ports/pcvs/gcc40/gcc-4.0.4,1.tbz
>   Registering depends: ldconfig_compat-1.0_8 libiconv-1.9.2_2.
>   Creating bzip'd tar ball in '/sw/test/FreeBSD/ports/pcvs/gcc40/gcc-4.0.4,1.tbz'
>   *** Error code 1
> Has any of you ever seen anything like this?  This also affects ports
> which test just fine on other machines (6-CURRENT, for example) and
> have been testing fine on this machine.
> I tried to track this down, but failed so far.  From what I can tell,
> there have been no changes on this machines which might trigger this.

We have seen a number of ports fail with this on our last 4-STABLE
package run on pointyhat.

Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
              <pav at>

Cry Havoc! And let slip the Dogs of Waw.
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