ports build and synchronization issues

Gary Aitken garya at dreamchaser.org
Sat May 26 05:50:50 UTC 2012

This was the result of a conflict with building another port at the same time,
and is a known issue.

On 05/25/12 12:16, Gary Aitken wrote:
> I've had a number of failures attempting to build things,
> but on several occasions builds have failed with what looks like may be
> threading / subprocess synchronization issues.
> I'm running 9.0-RELEASE on a 4-processor amd64 system w/ 16GB.
> For example, an attempt to build openoffice-3 failed building package
> textproc/redland when a dependent package build couldn't find some doc pages.
> It was trying to build textproc/rasqal and looking for what I think was
> the open-motif library and couldn't find it because
> the (open-motif?) install failed because of the doc pages issue.
> Rerunning "make install" at the openoffice-3 level still failed at the same point.
> Going to the dependent text package and doing a make install claimed the
> package was already installed.
> "make deinstall" and "make clean install" solved the issue.
> I'm a little fuzzy on the details because I don't have the build output,
> and used two different windows, one to build and another to check status
> using pkg_info, etc.
> Backing up in the command history I have this,
> which resulted in a complete build:
> cd openoffice-3
> make                             original failure due to missing doc files
> make -v install                  repeated the same failure
> cd ../../textproc/redland        attempt to build dependent pkg redland
> make clean
> make -v install                  failed on dependent pkg rasqal
> cd ../rasqal
> make deinstall                   begin of successful build of rasqal
> make clean
> make install
> cd ../../textproc/redland
> make install                     begin of successful build of redland
> cd ../../editors/openoffice-3
> make install                     resume&  successful build of openoffice-3
> The original error seems like a synchronization problem
> between the subprocesses doing the builds.
> Is anyone else seeing this kind of behavior?
> Gary
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