Compiling/installing ports via NFS - any gotcha's? (while building linux_base-8-8.0_6, "/usr/bin/build-locale-archive: cannot lock new archive: Operation not supported")

John john at
Wed Feb 2 05:09:58 PST 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 01:19:18PM +0100, Ruben de Groot wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 05:15:19PM -0600, John typed:
> > I don't have enough storage on my laptop for the entire ports tree
> > (surprise, surprise), so I'm trying to "make install" acroread
> > and jdk14 via NFS mounts from a bigger server.
> > 
> > I'm down to trying to get the specific version of linux_base that
> > it wants(and I already have the linux kld loaded and linprocfs
> > mounted).  I have rpc.statd and rpc.lockd running on both systems.
> What version of FreeBSD are you running? AFAIK, rpc.lockd in 4.x
> only handles serverside locking, not from the client.

Thanks, Ruben.  I should have said.  It's 5.3-STABLE on both sides.

I now believe the problem was that I installed some parts before
the cvsup, and some parts after, and missed the messages about
it needing newer versions of some of the parts.  I ripped out
all the dependent packages and reinstalled the latest versions,
and a lot of the weirdness went away.  I also gave up trying
to do the "make" over NFS, which I now regret, because my NFS
server is the least powerful machine I have in terms of CPU
power, and it's been compilig for about 16 hours now...

John Lind
john at starfire.MN.ORG

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