Makefile problems in /usr/ports

Paul A. Hoadley paulh at
Tue May 13 02:48:06 PDT 2003

On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 09:54:05PM -0700, Jim Mock wrote:

> Odd.  I don't have the ports tree on my 4.8 system, but that port
> works on my 5.x machine (same $FreeBSD$ string).  Out of curiousity,
> what happens if you nuke the Makefile, cvsup, and try it again?  I
> don't think it'll help much, but it's worth trying, I suppose.

It didn't help, but you did make me think of something else:
/usr/ports/Mk was woefully out of date.  It has been a long time since
I've run a cvsup on the ports-all target.

What an excellent lesson to learn.  Thanks Jim.


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