On Apr 1, 2004, at 12:05 PM, Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
Users of expat2 (and its many dependencies) should do the following to
properly update expat2 and all of its dependencies:
portupgrade -rf textproc/expat2
I wish I had kept a record of how many times I ran that and had it fail.
The problem was that for some reason the expat2 port was unable to create and install shared libraries due to something that was getting picked up in the configure run. As noted in my note about the workaround, running the build without using the ports system infrastructure allowed the shlibs to be created and install and then -- and only then -- could the dependent ports find the expat.5 library and complete their upgrades.
-- Paul Beard <www.paulbeard.org/> paulbeard [at] mac.com