Don't know how to make /usr/ports/dns/bind96/work/.build....

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at
Thu Jul 30 00:43:51 UTC 2009

On Wed, 29 Jul 2009, Doug Barton wrote:

> Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>> The fact that the error occurs AT ALL is the bug and what is
>> counterintuitive, and many people would not think to try typing "make"
>> again, and instead would just assume the thing's broken.
> Ok, I actually misunderstood the problem that you were reporting. I
> thought that the reference to .build_done.bind96._usr_local indicated
> that the port had already been built once, but that is not the case.
> To reproduce the bug, you need to do the following:
> 1. Make sure there is nothing in /var/db/ports/bind96
> 2. cd /usr/ports/dns/bind96
> 3. make
> 4. Enable the "replace base" option
> 5. Save the config
> You will then see the following error:
> make: don't know how to make
> /usr/local/tmp/usr/local/ports/dns/bind96/work/.build_done.bind96._usr_local.
> Stop
> *** Error code 2
> I think Mel is right that the problem is changing PREFIX, but that's
> the whole purpose of the option.
> Could you please open a PR about this with a subject something to the
> effect of "OPTIONS that change PREFIX cause an error after 'make
> config'" and describe how to reproduce this?

Done, just got the mail from gnats: 137250.



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