On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 02:48:56PM +0900, Rob wrote:
> Hi,
> After I purchased a brandnew harddisk, I decided to also try out 5-current
> as the new OS on this disk.
> Installing system went all fine and smooth (5.2.1 install, then cvsupped to
> current), and compiled/installed new world and kernel.
> However, since I am now installing many apps from the ports, I encounter
> problem after problem, ports installs ending with errors; such as
> configure runs that fail (e.g. libexif), ld complaining about libXpm.so.4
> related things (teTeX/LyX).
> So far I failed to install gimp and teTeX, which would make that PC rather
> useless to me. Time to step back to 4.X?
> Are the ports not ready with 5-Current kernel?
> Or am I doing something wrong?

Dear Rob,

The ports collection you fetched is being worked on all the time. This
can mean that some doesn't work from time to time. By the way: running 5
current is very new and thus very risky, are you sure you woudn't rather
follow RELENG_5_2? You may find at sometime that cvsup and a build world
that you system is broken. This can happen in 5-current but is less liky
in releng 5.2.


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