FreeBSD 5.2 RELENG source fails to build

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Jan 9 20:26:18 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 07:57:17PM -0800, Joe wrote:
> Hello, 
>     I am running FreeBSD 5.2.1 and tried to cvsup the source
> code for 5.3. 
>    First I am able to build 5.2.1 source code with no problems
> using make buildworld.
>     When I cvsup 5.3 using the cvsup file below, it fails to
> build.  
>     *default
>     *default base=/usr
>     *default prefix=/usr
>     *default release=cvs
>     *default delete use-rel-suffix
>     *default tag=RELENG_5_3
>     *default compress
> # this is all that is needed for the base system
>     src-all
>     ports-all tag=.
>     The first error that I get is about getopt.h missing from
> contrib in several directories.  I copy getopt.h from
> /usr/include, then I get a message about bconfig.h missing from
> the contrib source code as well.

Show us the exact errors and commands you're using; we can't read

>     Is there something else I need to get for 5.3 source that is
> not needed in 5.2?  Or is this a bug that should be / has been
> filed?

Depend on how you installed and updated your source code (i.e. if you
installed from the installation media and then updated to a later
version with cvsup without first 'adopting' your source code as
described in the cvsup FAQ on, it's possible you have
extra files left behind that should not be there.

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