On Sun, Nov 08, 2015 at 10:28:17AM -0800, Steve Kargl wrote:
> ...
> Back to trying to build freebsd.  I  have discovered that 
> 'make buildworld' is simply broken if one attempts to use
> a symlink for /usr/obj.  At least doing doing
> % rm -rf /usr/obj
> % ln -s /mnt/obj /usr/obj
> % cd /usr/src
> % nice make -j2 buildworld
> with /mnt a UFS2 file system on a USB2 disk yields errors of the
> above form.

My laptop -- where I build stable/10 & head daily -- is set up so that:

g1-252(10.2-S)[1] ls -lT /usr/obj
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14 Jul 19 06:39:21 2015 /usr/obj -> /common/S1/obj

In this case, /tmp is tmpfs and all others are UFS2+SU.

> If one does
> % rm -rf /usr/obj
> % setenv OBJDIR /mnt/obj
> % cd /usr/src
> % nice make -j2 buildworld
> works.  So, it appears soemthing inside the make infrastructure cannot
> follow symlinks.  This used to work.

In such cases, my first suspect is (ab)use of realpath.

David H. Wolfskill                              da...@catwhisker.org
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