Problem using mergemaster for 10-alpha

Bryan Drewery bryan at
Fri Sep 20 10:09:44 UTC 2013

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 03:38:17PM +0930, Shane Ambler wrote:
> I have setup a few machines in the past from CD installer and my current
> machine started with CD install and was then updated from source.
> Currently my machine runs 9.1-RELEASE-p3
> Yesterday I started to setup a clean 10.0 install onto a new drive that
> I can boot from to test ports building with, but had trouble running
> mergemaster to get the config files into place. I manually copied the
> /etc files from /var/tmp/temproot to get the system running.
> The steps I used are based on the handbook upgrade steps but I don't
> see any variations to do a clean install from source (I created empty
> src.conf and make.conf to prevent using my current files) -
> setenv TOPDIR ~/Projects/f10-test
> setenv TMPTESTROOT /mnt
> cd ${TOPDIR}
> svn co svn:// src
> touch make.conf
> touch src.conf
> setenv __MAKE_CONF ${TOPDIR}/make.conf
> setenv SRCCONF ${TOPDIR}/src.conf
> cd ${TOPDIR}/src
> make -j4 buildworld
> make -j4 buildkernel
> mount /dev/da4p3 ${TMPTESTROOT}
> make installkernel DESTDIR=${TMPTESTROOT}
> mergemaster -p -a -m ${TOPDIR}/src -D ${TMPTESTROOT}
> make installworld DESTDIR=${TMPTESTROOT}
> mergemaster -a -m ${TOPDIR}/src -D ${TMPTESTROOT}
> When using mergemaster with -a I get the following error
> *** Creating the temporary root environment in /var/tmp/temproot
>   *** /var/tmp/temproot ready for use
>   *** Creating and populating directory structure in /var/tmp/temproot
> install: illegal option -- l
> usage: install [-bCcMpSsv] [-B suffix] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode]
>                 [-o owner] file1 file2
>         install [-bCcMpSsv] [-B suffix] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode]
>                 [-o owner] file1 ... fileN directory
>         install -d [-v] [-g group] [-m mode] [-o owner] directory ...
>    *** FATAL ERROR: Cannot 'cd' to /home/shane/Projects/f10-test/src and
> install files to
>        the temproot environment

See /usr/src/UPDATING entry 20130425

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