Can not "make clean" etc.

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Feb 7 13:26:50 PST 2004

Deling Ren <lg+freebsd at> writes:

> Hi all, I am experiencing a nasty problem: I can not "make clean" or "make
> update" etc under /usr/port. In most of the ports, I can not even "make
> install". They all yield a common error:
> Missing }.
> This problem also exists when I tried to compile the kernel by running
> "config" and "make depend". But I have no problem with "make buildkernel
> KERNCONF=...".
> I even tried to cvsup to the lastest port, didn't help. I suspect a
> makefile that is commonly used is corrupted. Can anyone give a a clue
> where to find it? It's 5.2 RC1.
> Any suggestion will be appreciated.

Just a guess:  'which make' doesn't reply with /usr/bin/make?

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