make buildworld error upgrading to 4.8R

Nicholas Fitzgerald nfitzgerald at
Sun Apr 6 14:57:00 PDT 2003

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Kris Kennaway" <kris at>
>To: "Nicholas Fitzgerald" <nfitzgerald at>
>Cc: "Kris Kennaway" <kris at>; <freebsd-questions at>
>Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 6:17 AM
>Subject: Re: make buildworld error upgrading to 4.8R
>OK, it sounds like you overwrote the FreeBSD system compiler.  You
>need to reinstall it somehow.  Something like:
>  cd /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/cc
>  make depend && make all && make install
>might fix your system enough to complete a 'make world'.  Otherwise
>(or if you're not comfortable doing this) you could reinstall FreeBSD.
>If you really want to install gcc 3 for compiling your own code, use
>the port, which installs it safely so it coexists with the system

Thanks for all your help Kris, this seemed to work.  I hope that I won't run
into anymore problems because of this.  I think I will stay away from gcc 3
for the time being.


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