buildworld fails in csh

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Fri Sep 26 10:49:46 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:14:49PM +0200, Tobias Roth wrote:
> On 09/26/08 11:59, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 11:46:28AM +0200, Tobias Roth wrote:
>>> On 09/25/08 15:14, Andreas Rudisch wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:49:42 +0200
>>>> Tobias Roth <freebsd.lists at> wrote:
>>>>> heh, that should be RELENG_7.
>>>> Update your source tree again and clean up the build dirs.
>>>> Could be caused by some left overs from a previous build.
>>> That didn't work. What else could I try?
>> Did you rm -fr /usr/obj/* before rebuilding world?  "That didn't work"
>> is too ambiguous.
> I followed the above URL and did what was suggested there. So "That  
> didn't work" was refering to
> # chflags -R noschg /usr/obj/usr
> # rm -rf /usr/obj/usr
> # cd /usr/src
> # make cleandir
> # make cleandir
>> The build is failing because it claims ICONV_CONST is undefined.
>> ICONV_CONST is found here:
>> $ grep -r ICONV_CONST /usr/src/contrib/tcsh /usr/src/bin/csh
>> /usr/src/contrib/tcsh/ ICONV_CONST
>> /usr/src/contrib/tcsh/configure:#define ICONV_CONST $am_cv_proto_iconv_arg1
>> /usr/src/contrib/tcsh/sh.func.c:    ICONV_CONST char *src;
>> /usr/src/bin/csh/config.h:#define ICONV_CONST const
>> src/bin/csh/config.h declares it.
>> The proper include files are only included if HAVE_ICONV is declared,
>> which it is (in src/bin/csh/Makefile), as you can see from -DHAVE_ICONV.
> Nothing seems to be wrong here really.

Being as I just rebuilt world only 2 days ago and I did not run into
this problem, I'm concluding the issue must be with your system.  :-)
It's possible you've done some bizarre tuning in /etc/make.conf or
/etc/src.conf which is somehow breaking the build.

>> You might have to end up giving someone access to your box to solve this
>> problem.
> That will not be possible.
> I'll wipe out /usr/src as well and re-cvsup, then build from single user  
> mode for minimal intervention by shells and environments and see whether  
> that might help.

I don't see how booting single-user is going to help with any of this.

And do not forget to remove /var/db/sup/src-all if you remove all of
/usr/src.  People often forget this fact.

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