On May 3, 2015, at 8:55, Wolfgang Zenker <wolfg...@lyxys.ka.sub.org> wrote:

> * Jilles Tjoelker <jil...@stack.nl> [150503 14:53]:
>> On Sun, May 03, 2015 at 02:03:49PM +0200, Wolfgang Zenker wrote:
>>> I'm trying to update this system:
>>> FreeBSD pomona 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0: Mon Apr 13 03:48:04 
>>> CEST 2015     wolfgang@pomona:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/UBQTERL mips
>>> Source for that was probably from about April 11th. I sucessfully built
>>> world and kernel, ran mergemaster -p and make installworld on rev 282299
>>> but then mergemaster fails with:
>>> # mergemaster -iFU
>>> *** Creating the temporary root environment in /var/tmp/temproot
>>> *** /var/tmp/temproot ready for use
>>> *** Creating and populating directory structure in /var/tmp/temproot
>>> /bin/sh: cannot create routing_test.tmp: Read-only file system
>>>  *** FATAL ERROR: Cannot 'cd' to /usr/src and install files to
>>>      the temproot environment
>>> Filesystems are mounted like this:
>>> # mount
>>> /dev/da0s2a on / (ufs, local, noatime)
>>> devfs on /dev (devfs, local, multilabel)
>>> /dev/da0s1 on /boot (msdosfs, local)
>>> vulcan.lyx:/usr/src11 on /usr/src (nfs, read-only)
>>> vulcan.lyx:/var/obj/11/mips64 on /usr/obj (nfs)
>>> This used to work before. Any ideas, any further info I could provide?
>> This broke after a test was added for etc/rc.d/. Without special code,
>> this causes these tests to be built and installed as part of
>> mergemaster/etcmerge, like other parts of etc.
>> As a workaround you can do:
>>  echo make -C etc obj all | make buildenv
>> on the build machine after make buildworld. Then mergemaster will work,
>> even with a read-only /usr/obj.
> Well, I do build on that machine directly, and /usr/obj is mounted r/w,
> only /usr/src is a read-only mount. Trying the workaround on the machine
> istself does not help, unfortunately: while the "make buildenv" does
> work without a problem, mergemaster still fails in the same way.

I was going to move it to etc/tests soon since it wasn’t really testing 
/etc/rc.d/, but it makes more sense (with the issue above), just to create 
.../tests/etc, and move things there. I wish etc/ wasn’t such a special 

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