Bug 206980 - www/firefox: build fails if WRKDIRPREFIX has symlinks
Summary: www/firefox: build fails if WRKDIRPREFIX has symlinks
Status: Closed Not A Bug
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: i386 Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Walter Schwarzenfeld
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-06 17:09 UTC by roger.marsh
Modified: 2019-08-14 08:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
jbeich: maintainer-feedback+

log generated by portmaster for firefox installation (80.89 KB, text/plain)
2016-02-06 17:09 UTC, roger.marsh
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Description roger.marsh 2016-02-06 17:09:45 UTC
Created attachment 166664 [details]
log generated by portmaster for firefox installation

With /etc/make.conf set to:


the firefox installation by:

portmaster -H -D -B -m MAKE_JOBS_UNSAFE=yes \

fails, generating the attached log file.

Without the WRKDIRPREFIX and PACKAGES settings (actually no /etc/make.conf file) the portmaster instruction above works fine.

Ports tree from a portsnap downloaded 2 February 2016.
Comment 1 Jan Beich freebsd_committer 2016-02-06 21:28:10 UTC
(In reply to roger.marsh from comment #0)
> WRKDIRPREFIX=/home/david/portbuildwork

Try replacing /home with /usr/home as documented in the Handbook. mozbuild may not like symlinks in path.  I'm using WRKDIRPREFIX=$HOME/.cache myself but without /usr/home.

Comment 2 roger.marsh 2016-02-07 16:46:59 UTC
That does it.  Perhaps the 500 or so other ports that had worked already blinded me!  And the previous two upgrades!

Comment 3 Walter Schwarzenfeld freebsd_triage 2018-01-13 03:58:25 UTC
If I understand comment1 right, it solved. So it could closed.