On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Kevin Kinsey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Steve Franks wrote: >> >> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Kevin Kinsey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >>> >>> Steve Franks wrote: >>>> >>>> I must be missing something obvious. About 25% of my dependencies >>>> fail to install with errors like: >>>> >>>> "install-info: /usr/local/info/dir: empty file" >>>> "pkg-add: command 'install-info --quiet /blah.info' failed" >>>> >>>> system is 7.0/i386 >>>> >>>> Steve >>> >>> "info" is GNU-related. Any reason that GNU-stuff, esp. >>> "info", wouldn't have been installed/built thus far? >>> (I dunno, but, maybe a csup with the GNU stuff rejected >>> or commented out ...) >>> >> >> All I did was a "developer" (not x developer) sysinstall off 7.0 disk >> 1. No tweaking, hacking, or extra packages until I got a clean boot >> onto the new disk. I'm somewhere between user and power user. I have >> 5 running freebsd systems under my belt, and was going to do my laptop >> (I've given up on it several times already - bloody compaq). >> >>> And anything these ports have in common (assuming they're >>> all GNU for starters). They aren't Linuxolator stuff? >>> >> >> Seems to me, they all use gnuinfo instead of manpages? I don't even >> know what gnuinfo is, nor linuxulator. >> > > Right, GNU programs may have manpages, but they also have > "info" pages which were developed by GNU as a replacement > for the UNIX manual (I'm assuming based on past reading ... > memory ain't all it used to be). > > "Linuxulator" or however it's spelled is just a colloquialism > for the FreeBSD linux emulation. > > I've got few guesses for ya. "Developer" package has documentation, > correct? Or not? > > What's "ls -ld /usr/local/info" give? > >> (!) Bison won't even install (makes fine, but install fails), and >> that's pretty darn basic, no? >> >> Steve > > Yup, 'tis. Tho' I figure someday BSD'ers would like to have > their own implementation. Again, just a guess. > > KDK > -- > When all else fails, EAT!!! >
Well, No idea what the problem was, but portupgrade -aO ... <long babysit> seems to have made it go away. Steve _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"