Buildworld fails updating from 5.4-RELEASE-p2 to 6.0-RELEASE

Glenn Sieb ges+lists at
Thu Oct 22 09:56:57 UTC 2009

I've been trying to update an old server from 5.4-RELEASE-p2 to 7.2-RELEASE.

So, I figured the best way would be to do this in steps. 5.4 to 6.0 then
6.0 to 6.4 then to 7.0 then finally 7.2.

So, I have ftp'd the src directory for 6.0-RELEASE from Then I wiped /usr/src, mkdir'd /usr/src/obj,
did an for all the packages in src for 6.0. Then I placed my
kernel config in /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/, and did make buildworld.

I constantly get a fail (whether or not I use -j3 or no -j argument in

===> gnu/usr.bin/texinfo/doc (all)
makeinfo --no-split -I /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo/doc -I
gzip -cn >
makeinfo --no-split -I /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo/doc -I
gzip -cn >
ln -fs
makeinfo --no-split -I /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo/doc -I
texinfo.texi  -o
texinfo.texi:451: Unknown command `comma'.
texinfo.texi:451: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:451: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:469: Unknown command `registeredsymbol'.
texinfo.texi:469: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:469: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:893: Unknown command `LaTeX'.
texinfo.texi:893: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:893: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:7070: Unknown command `LaTeX'.
texinfo.texi:7070: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:7070: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:7401: Unknown command `abbr'.
texinfo.texi:7401: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:7401: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:7505: Unknown command `indicateurl'.
texinfo.texi:7505: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:7505: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:7679: Unknown command `sansserif'.
texinfo.texi:7679: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:7679: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:7685: Unknown command `slanted'.
texinfo.texi:7685: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:7685: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:9020: Unknown command `headitem'.
texinfo.texi:9104: Unknown command `float'.
texinfo.texi:9106: Unmatched `@end'.
texinfo.texi:9167: Unknown command `float'.
texinfo.texi:9169: Unknown command `caption'.
texinfo.texi:9169: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:9169: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:9170: Unmatched `@end'.
texinfo.texi:9224: Unknown command `listoffloats'.
texinfo.texi:9998: Unknown command `comma'.
texinfo.texi:9998: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:9998: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10058: Unknown command `comma'.
texinfo.texi:10058: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10058: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10067: Unknown command `comma'.
texinfo.texi:10067: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10067: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10398: Unknown command `ordf'.
texinfo.texi:10398: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10398: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10398: Unknown command `ordm'.
texinfo.texi:10398: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10398: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10470: Unknown command `registeredsymbol'.
texinfo.texi:10470: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10470: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10473: Unknown command `registeredsymbol'.
texinfo.texi:10473: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10473: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10486: Unknown command `LaTeX'.
texinfo.texi:10486: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10486: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10493: Unknown command `LaTeX'.
texinfo.texi:10493: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10493: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10496: Unknown command `LaTeX'.
texinfo.texi:10496: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10496: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10515: Unknown command `registeredsymbol'.
texinfo.texi:10515: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10515: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10518: Unknown command `registeredsymbol'.
texinfo.texi:10518: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10518: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10524: Unknown command `euro'.
texinfo.texi:10524: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10524: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:10526: Unknown command `euro'.
texinfo.texi:10526: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:10526: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:11559: Unknown command `'.
texinfo.texi:12225: Unknown command `deftypecv'.
texinfo.texi:12225: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:12225: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:12228: Bad argument to `end', `deftypecv', using `table'.
texinfo.texi:12231: @item found outside of an insertion block.
texinfo.texi:12254: @item found outside of an insertion block.
texinfo.texi:12279: Unmatched `@end'.
texinfo.texi:12629: Unknown command `ifdocbook'.
texinfo.texi:12631: Unmatched `@end'.
texinfo.texi:14112: Unknown command `LaTeX'.
texinfo.texi:14112: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:14112: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:16717: Unknown command `comma'.
texinfo.texi:16717: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:16717: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:16731: Unknown command `comma'.
texinfo.texi:16731: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:16731: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:16735: Unknown command `comma'.
texinfo.texi:16735: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:16735: Misplaced }.
texinfo.texi:17362: Unknown command `LaTeX'.
texinfo.texi:17362: Misplaced {.
texinfo.texi:17362: Misplaced }.
Too many errors!  Gave up.
(major snippage of thousands of these)
*** Signal 11

Stop in /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo/doc.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src/gnu.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.

I've installed texinfo from ports, as well as LaTeX.

Now, I don't particularly care about info files, personally, as I
rarely, if ever, use them, but it would be nice to get this box up to
the current release. :)

Google has not been helpful, so I figured I'd ask here. I've done a
mergemaster -p which added the audit group and such to /etc/group.

Thanks in advance...

/etc/make.conf (left the old variables that will eventually go into
src.conf until I get up to 7.x):
# Setting to use base perl from ports:

NO_SENDMAIL=    true
NO_BIND=        true
NO_WRAPPER=     true
SUP_UPDATE=     yes
CFLAGS=-O -pipe

SUP=            /usr/local/bin/cvsup
SUPFLAGS=       -g -L 2
SUPFILE=        /home/mint/adm/etc/stable-supfile
PORTSSUPFILE=   /home/mint/adm/etc/ports-supfile


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