make install port question across nfs

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Mon Apr 14 18:56:38 PDT 2003

On Monday 14 April 2003 06:39 pm, Doug Poland wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to build a port on a fast machine and export the
> /usr/ports /usr/src /usr/obj via nfs to a number of slower machines.
>  After running make on the fast machine, I want to do a make install
> on the slower boxes.
> The port builds fine on the fast machine and a make install works
> too.  What I'm seeing is the slower boxes just return a shell prompt
> after executing make install.   Nothing happens.  Even if I run
> make, nothing happens.  All machines are running 4.8-STABLE and have
> identical /etc/make.conf files  (attached).
> Could someone help me out here, I'm obviously missing something.
> Thanks.

What I have found is that they know the true path. So, if you nfs_mount, 
it has to have the same path as the system that built it. I mount fs'es 
all of the time but I mount the fs as /usr/src and /usr/ports on both 
machines. Then, when you cd /usr/ports/x11 and do a pwd, you see what 
you cded into.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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