Errr... never mind, figured it out myself. Something screwed XFree86-libraries 
up  and deleted libXftont. Forcing a reinstall of the libs fixed it.

On Saturday 20 March 2004 17:14, Matt Navarre wrote:
> I was trying to upgrade some stuff via portupgrade and  the build of
> XFree86-Clients failed looking for -lXfont, here's the error from make:
>  cc -o bdftopcf -O -pipe -ansi -Dasm=__asm  -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wundef
> -L/usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-clients/work/xc/exports/lib   bdftopcf.o -lXfont
> -lfntstubs  -L/usr/X11R6/lib  -lz -lm   -Wl,-rpath,/usr/X11R6/lib
> /usr/libexec/elf/ld: cannot find -lXfont
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-clients/work/xc/programs/bdftopcf.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-clients/work/xc/programs.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-clients.
> ** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa
> /tmp/portupgrade75214.0 make
> ** Fix the problem and try again.
> ** The following packages were not installed or upgraded
> (*:skipped / !:failed)
>         ! x11/XFree86-4-clients (XFree86-clients-4.3.0_1)       (linker
> error)
> Here's my uname -a:
> FreeBSD reichlieu.lan 4.9-STABLE FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE #1: Sat Mar  6 12:52:18
> PST 2004     [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/REICHLIEU  i386
> I cvsuped my ports tree earlier today, but this has been broken since at
> least last night. Any one know how to fix this or should I file a PR about
> this?

it was a hard sell, since he's a database person, and as far as I've seen, 
once those database worms eat into your brain, it's hard to ever get anything 
practical done again. To a database person, every nail looks like a thumb. Or 
something like that. - jwz
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