buildworld failing with freebsd-update server

Rick Miller vmiller at
Tue Jul 14 18:52:52 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 4:01 PM, Rick Miller <vmiller at>

> Hi all,
> I'm attempting to build a freebsd-update distribution based on the
> instructions for building a FreeBSD Update Server[1], but buildworld is
> failing during buildworld world0 and world1.  The distribution being built
> is amd64 10.0-RELEASE on an amd64 10.0-RELEASE-p18 node.
> Signs of trouble first appears in's STDOUT while executing
> buildworld() world0.  It errors citing the following error with no further
> detail.  If the command is executed manually substituting valid values for
> the variables, it outputs the jail command usage implying incorrect syntax.
> "jail: /usr/bin/env -i
> PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/root/bin
> -e: failed"
> Both buildworld errors are hyperlinked below:
> world0:
> world1:
> [1]

Resolved.  Increasing total RAM from 16GB to 32GB proved successful in
resolving the errors suggesting resources were constrained.

Take care
Rick Miller

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