Build issue..."Not a git repository"

robjsstewart at ...196... robjsstewart at ...196...
Thu Jul 14 13:14:16 CEST 2016

Thanks for the reply Emery. 

I've been building Genode the same way for several years and never seen these messages, and BUILD_DIR has never been inside a git repository. I suspect it is related to building libc in 16.05. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: Emery Hemingway <emery at ...261...>
To: Genode OS Framework Mailing List <genode-main at>
Sent: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: Build issue..."Not a git repository"


It looks to me like this is caused by core and libc trying to get some version
information from git, but it is failing because the current working directory
(BUILD_DIR) is not inside a git repository. In the case of core it is only a
cosmetic issue, and version information was removed from libc not long after
it was introduced, so as you move further down the master branch that warning
will disapear regardless.


On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 05:24:42PM -0400, Bob Stewart wrote:
> Hi,
> I started getting build warning message about repository not found, as you
> can see below. This occurred shortly after I did a make prepare for libc and
> libm from libports on my 16.05 build. I'm building from the BUILD_DIR
> directory. An suggestion why this is occurring?
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