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 "Broken" ports
Author: rperry4 
Date:   12-07-03 16:03

I've just registered on Fresh Ports and subsequently created my first Watch list. Upon review, I noticed a number of ports tagged as "Broken -Unknown component pkgconfig" with a message or description beneath (e.g., Utilize USE_GNOME=pkgconfig, etc).

Is there an associated site which explains these terms and how to handle? Secondly, I upgrade my ports weekly and don't remember seeing any such messages. Can you recommend sources which will pull all of this together?

Thanks.

Bob

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 Re: "Broken" ports
Author: JunkMale 
Date:   13-07-03 02:01

Robert Perry wrote:
>
> I've just registered on Fresh Ports and subsequently created
> my first Watch list. Upon review, I noticed a number of
> ports tagged as "Broken -Unknown component pkgconfig" with a
> message or description beneath (e.g., Utilize
> USE_GNOME=pkgconfig, etc).
>
> Is there an associated site which explains these terms and
> how to handle?

A port maintainer will mark a port as broken if it will not build. They usually put the reason within the BROKEN text. Yes, sometimes the messages are very cryptic.

> Secondly, I upgrade my ports weekly and don't
> remember seeing any such messages.

You have some ports installed on your system which you find are marked as broken on FreshPorts. Give me an example. Then try to build it.

> Can you recommend sources
> which will pull all of this together?

Not sure what you want here.... Perhaps the above answers will clear this up.

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Dan Langille - webmaster

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 Re: "Broken" ports
Author: rperry4 
Date:   15-07-03 02:20

"You have some ports installed on your system which you find are marked as broken on FreshPorts. Give me an example. Then try to build it."

The ports include:
glib12 1.2.10-9
glib20 2.2.2
gnomemimedata 2.2.1
libaudiofile 0.2.3
libxml 1.8.17-1
cvsupit 3.1
zclock 1.0

Performed "make" on zclock and, as expected, ran into an error. Obviosuly, these ports "broke" sometime after installation.

The list seems rather large. Is "Fresh ports" the only place to find out whether or not you have "broken" ports? I thought running portupgrade would eliminate surprises like these. There's probably some step missing in my portupgrade process.

Thanks for taking the time to review and respond.

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 Re: "Broken" ports
Author: JunkMale 
Date:   15-07-03 02:38

Robert Perry wrote:
>
> "You have some ports installed on your system which you find
> are marked as broken on FreshPorts. Give me an example. Then
> try to build it."
>
> The ports include:
> glib12 1.2.10-9
> glib20 2.2.2
> gnomemimedata 2.2.1
> libaudiofile 0.2.3
> libxml 1.8.17-1
> cvsupit 3.1
> zclock 1.0
>
> Performed "make" on zclock and, as expected, ran into an
> error. Obviosuly, these ports "broke" sometime after
> installation.

Please note: The ports you have already installed are not broken. They are fine. There is no reason to change what you already have. What is important to note is that you cannot upgrade them.

> The list seems rather large. Is "Fresh ports" the only place
> to find out whether or not you have "broken" ports?

Do you now realise what "broken" means? It does not mean what you have installed is defective. It means that the port can no longer be built.

> I
> thought running portupgrade would eliminate surprises like
> these. There's probably some step missing in my portupgrade
> process.

Your installed ports are not broken.

Based up on what I've said above, do you have any questions?

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Dan Langille - webmaster

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 Re: "Broken" ports
Author: JunkMale 
Date:   15-07-03 03:22

Robert Perry wrote:
>
> The ports include:
> glib12 1.2.10-9
> glib20 2.2.2
> gnomemimedata 2.2.1
> libaudiofile 0.2.3
> libxml 1.8.17-1
> zclock 1.0

I've just checked each of the above ports. FreshPorts is incorrectly reporting them as broken. Interesting enough, except for zlock, they all had the same broken message:

"Unknown component pkgconfig".

I have fixed these ports.

> cvsupit 3.1

That is broken. Nothing I can do about that.

Thanks for letting me know.

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Dan Langille - webmaster

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 Re: "Broken" ports
Author: rperry4 
Date:   16-07-03 02:49

"Do you now realise what "broken" means? It does not mean what you have installed is defective. It means that the port can no longer be built."

Have to admit I didn't fully understand the meaning of "broken" and I did panic.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond. I have to catch up on some Freshports homework.

Bob

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 Re: "Broken" ports
Author: JunkMale 
Date:   16-07-03 17:40

Also, have a read of the FAQ on this website.

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Dan Langille - webmaster

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