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

LI Xin delphij at
Mon Feb 5 08:53:23 UTC 2007

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 03:12:41AM +0300, Boris Samorodov wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 00:38:54 +0100 (CET) Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
>>> 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.
>> A CPU cooler full of dust / mulfunctionning?
> No :-) One of the changes in the last b.p.m patch presumably doesn't
> work on FreeBSD <6.

Does this mean that the ports tree is now officially removed 5.x
support?  Does not sound like a good news... :-/

Xin LI <delphij at>
FreeBSD - The Power to Serve!

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