Haven't been able to make world in about a year

Kristian Vaaf vaaf at broadpark.no
Tue Feb 21 06:47:04 PST 2006

At 12:39 21.02.2006, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
>Kristian Vaaf wrote:
>>  I don't know what's wrong. But all my makes error out. I've tried
>>  over and over again. And sent about a dozen e-mails to this list.
>>  http://www.home.no/hedhnta/result.txt
>This is my supposition.  There have been many messages to this list 
>which clearly say that advanced gcc options (like advanced 
>optmisations) are a bad idea for CFLAGS defaults in make.conf 
>because they can prevent world/kernel from rebuilding properly.  So, 
>playing spot-the-difference between your compile line which fails, 
>and my last one which succeeded...
>cc -E -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I. -I/usr/src/bin/csh 
>-I/usr/src/bin/csh/../../contrib/tcsh -D_PATH_TCSHELL='"/bin/csh"'...
>cc -E -O -pipe -I. -I/usr/src/bin/csh 
>-I/usr/src/bin/csh/../../contrib/tcsh -D_PATH_TCSHELL='"/bin/csh"'...
>You'll see that your has -O2 and -fno-strict-aliasing while mine has 
>just -O. So the first thing I would do is to try fixing CFLAGS in 
>make.conf to get rid of "-fno-strict-aliasing" and change "-O2" to 
>"-O".  I can't say whether one, both or neither is actually wrong, 
>but mine worked and yours didn't, so at least one of them is a good 
>potential source for the problem.
>Let us know if it helps.  Someone out there undoubdetdly knows which 
>options are safe to add here, and may even be able to say where they 
>are documented.
>PS You neglected to mention which version of FreeBSD you were running.
>My compile line is from 5.4.

Thank you Alex for a very interesting reply.

My bad for not mentioning FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE: Wed Sep 21 01:34:15 CEST 2005

All the best,

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