portmaster issue: "The value of DISTDIR cannot be empty"

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jun 26 07:39:33 UTC 2011

On 06/25/2011 01:08, Carl wrote:
> Well I'm not the OP, but I just experienced something very similar. This
> arose when I was trying to deal with the combining of ports
> print/amspsfnt and print/cmpsfont into print/font-amsfonts. As you can
> see below, I had no problem upgrading print/amspsfnt, but the "DISTDIR
> cannot be empty" error prevented doing the same for print/cmpsfont.
> Although I admit to not showing some commands where I was hunting around
> in the man page and looking at the portmaster script, I'm not aware of
> doing anything significant other than what you see below, unless perhaps
> I switched between one 'screen' window to another (ie. different shell
> process).

The fact that the problem was intermittent indicates something 

> It doesn't make sense to me, but as you can see it worked
> after querying the value of DISTDIR.

This should not make any difference.

I'm sorry you were inconvenienced by this, but there is no data here 
that I can use to debug.



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