svn commit: r186678 - head/usr.sbin/mergemaster

Sam Leffler sam at
Thu Jan 1 16:45:43 PST 2009

Doug Barton wrote:
> Sam Leffler wrote:
>> Doug Barton wrote:
>>>   1. Switch to using the top level (e.g., /usr/src) Makefile, and specify
>>>   that we should use the *.mk files from the source directory instead of
>>>   the installed versions. [1][2] This allows easier cross builds and
>>>   simplifies (or in some cases permits) upgrading.
>> I believe you changed the meaning of the -m flag so it now requires a
>> pathname to the src tree and not src/etc.  This breaks existing usage. 
>> In the PR I filed there was a follow-on patch from Bjoern that amended
>> my suggestion to instead add a -M option to set the source tree.  I
>> thought that was an improvement over my hack.  In lieu of that you might
>> want to examine the pathname supplied to -m to try to provide backwards
>> compatibility by stripping any /etc suffix on the path.
> The version in bin/96528 from ru had a better fix for this issue, but
> thanks for thinking of it. :)
That's nice to know.  Unfortunately what's in HEAD doesn't seem to work 
for my cross-install setup.  Did you test using the recipe in my PR?  I 
am debugging; could be a local problem.


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