On Monday 22 September 2003 08:45 pm, cuddlesomebunny wrote: > Could anybody explain to me what is up with ports? > > I am using FreeBSD 5.x-p2 and I am using ports and am having one hell > of a time installing things. > > Here's what is happeng. > > I go to install ports and if it needs to get a dependency it goes and > fetches it and becomes the usual compile process. Except that the > dependency might already be installed with the exact version required > and so most of the time the ports error out telling me I need to make > deinstall on some dependency then make reinstall on it. > > And don't even get me started on installing Apache. I tried > installing mod_php4 but before hand installed apache+ssl and so then > mod_php4 doesn't even see that apache is already installed and then > fetches the version it wants thus blowing out the apache+ssl and I > have to then reinstall that package to get ssl and apache. > > If I do things with /stand/sysinstall it errors out on a dependency > if it is already installed instead of ignoring the fact that it is > already there and errors out. This particular behavour started around > 4.8 or so. Maybe earlier but I don't seem to recall exactly when this > started to happen. > > I tried using the portupgrade stuffs but that just seems to make > things worse overall. > > Anybody got any hints as to why it seems ports is having these sorts > of problems?
I don't have any idea what you problem is; however, there is an ongoing discussion on -current with people having port problems. What I remember is that the freeze has them locked and they can't patch the ports to build and install on -current until the port freeze is over. You might be caught by this problem or something entirely different. Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"