illegal option in mergemaster

Luke Dean LukeD at
Thu Nov 10 21:07:02 GMT 2005

On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Luke Dean wrote:

> I synchronized my sources to RELENG_6 built the world, built the kernel, and 
> installed the kernel.
> When I run mergemaster, it always dies with the following message.  It's 
> trying to use a "-l" option with cap_mkdb and that's not a legal switch. I 
> can't find any documentation on that switch either.  What is it trying to do, 
> and why?
> cd /usr/src/etc;  install -o root -g wheel -m 644 apmd.conf 
> auth.conf  crontab csh.cshrc csh.login csh.logout devd.conf devfs.conf 
> dhclient.conf disktab fbtab ftpusers gettytab group  hosts hosts.allow 
> hosts.equiv hosts.lpd  inetd.conf login.access login.conf  mac.conf motd 
> netconfig network.subr networks newsyslog.conf  portsnap.conf pf.conf pf.os 
> phones profile protocols  rc rc.bsdextended rc.firewall rc.firewall6 
> rc.initdiskless  rc.sendmail rc.shutdown  rc.subr remote rpc services shells 
> snmpd.config sysctl.conf syslog.conf usbd.conf  etc.i386/ttys 
> /usr/src/etc/../gnu/usr.bin/man/manpath/manpath.config 
> /usr/src/etc/../usr.bin/mail/misc/mail.rc 
> /usr/src/etc/../usr.bin/locate/locate/locate.rc printcap 
> /var/tmp/temproot/etc;  cap_mkdb -l /var/tmp/temproot/etc/login.conf; install 
> -o root -g wheel -m 755  netstart pccard_ether rc.suspend rc.resume 
> /var/tmp/temproot/etc;  install -o root -g wheel -m 600 master.passwd 
> nsmb.conf opieaccess /var/tmp/temproot/etc;  pwd_mkdb -L -p -d 
> /var/tmp/temproot/etc  /var/tmp/temproot/etc/master.passwd
> cap_mkdb: illegal option -- l
> usage: cap_mkdb [-v] [-f outfile] file [file ...]
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/src/etc.
>  *** FATAL ERROR: Cannot 'cd' to /usr/src/etc and install files to
>      the temproot environment

Ah, nevermind.  It's a new option and I couldn't use it until I installed 
the world.  I should've guessed.

Sorry for the noise.

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