Error installing port

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Sat Apr 19 11:26:10 PDT 2003

On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 11:25, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> I'm running FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE.  I was trying to install GTK+ 2.2.
> Apparently something went wrong in the dependency for glib-2.2.1:
> checking for pkg-config... /usr/local/bin/pkg-config
> configure: error: *** pkg-config too old; version 0.14 or better required.
> ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
>       Please report the problem to gnome at [maintainer] and attach
>       the "/usr/ports/devel/glib20/work/glib-2.2.1/config.log" including the
>       output of the failure of your make command. Also, it might be a good
>       idea to provide an overview of all packages installed on your system
>       (e.g. an `ls /var/db/pkg`).
> Apparently a dependency on the right pkg-config version is missing.
> Unfortunately, it's not clear to me how to get a newer pkg-config...

Make sure you've cvsup'd the latest ports tree, and you will have
pkgconfig-0.15.0.  You really should be using sysutils/portupgrade to
keep ports up-to-date.  If you always run portupgrade -ra before
installing any new ports, you will never encounter problems such as


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