It's trying to install zh locale stuff.

In make.conf, I set DOC to en_something, so why is it doing other languages?

This has been occurring for a short while and I've been getting around
it with make -k installworld. But that no longer works.

I'm tracking the 7.2 (RELENG_7).

Here's an excerpt from the log:

===> share/timedef (install)
install -C -o root  -g wheel -m 444  nb_NO.ISO8859-1.out
install: /usr/share/locale/nb_NO.ISO8859-1/LC_TIME: Too many levels of
symbolic links
*** Error code 71

Stop in /usr/src/share/timedef.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src/share.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.

I am able to work around this issue by placing WITHOUT_LOCALES=yes in
/etc/src.conf, but I hate to do that 8o)

Greg found the issue back in February, but no one has fixed it...

Date:      Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:45:10 -0800
From:      "Gregory W. MacPherson" <>
Subject: Re: Re: installworld fails - nb_NO.ISO8859-1/LC_TIME: too many levels of symbolic links
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The problem is that both of the files:




... are symbolic links ... to each other.

The solution is to remove one symlink and replace it with a real file as
shown below:

rm -f /usr/share/locale/no_NO.ISO8859-1/LC_TIME
touch /usr/share/locale/no_NO.ISO8859-1/LC_TIME

Now /usr/share/locale/nb_NO.ISO8859-1/LC_TIME is a symbolic link and
/usr/share/locale/no_NO.ISO8859-1/LC_TIME is a real (albeot zero length)

And, yes, someone ought to fix this in CVS.

-- Greg


Steven Friedrich
Lexington, KY 40509

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