On Saturday 18 October 2003 20:02, Manuel Rabade wrote: > On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 08:11:23PM +0000, Daniela wrote: > > On Thursday 16 October 2003 21:32, Karel J. Bosschaart wrote: > > > On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 04:44:17PM -0400, Charles Swiger wrote: > > > > On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 06:11 PM, Daniela wrote: > > > > > > <snip> > > > > > > > >I can't even compile most of the programs on my system, and I'm > > > > > almost sure it > > > > >has to do with dependencies in 99% of all cases. How do I find out > > > > >what ports/programs it depends on? And yes, I have RTFM, but I still > > > > >have no clue. > > > > > > > > Most programs have a README which identifies any dependencies they > > > > might have. If a Linux package exists for the program (ie, such as > > > > an RPM), you could also look at that to gain an idea as to the > > > > dependencies. Beyond that, however, the problem lies in the fact > > > > that many people don't write particularly portable code, and you will > > > > need to resolve such issues by patching the program to work under > > > > FreeBSD. > > > > > > Adding to this: try 'gmake' instead of 'make'. Most programs written > > > for Linux assume the GNU version of make which is different from BSD > > > make. gmake is in the ports collection, and if you installed some ports > > > it is quite likely you already have it as a (build) dependency. > > > > I have the most problems with the configure scripts. They keep telling me > > that something is missing, but either I don't know where to look for it, > > or I have it already installed and don't know why the script doesn't find > > it. > > If something is missing, you sould look at the ports tree (/usr/ports) and > install it, maybe you could need to modifiy the paths for the configure > script of the dependencies (check ./configure --help of the soure that you > want to install).