Error installing port
Bram at moolenaar.net
Sat Apr 19 11:52:13 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=
> > =3D=3D=3D> Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
> > Please report the problem to gnome at FreeBSD.org [maintainer] and att=
> > the "/usr/ports/devel/glib20/work/glib-2.2.1/config.log" including =
> > output of the failure of your make command. Also, it might be a goo=
> > idea to provide an overview of all packages installed on your syste=
> > (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
I run cvsup regularly, but not every day. Trying it now I get:
Rejected by server: Access limit exceeded; try again later
I don't have the "portupgrade" command.
There are so many ways in which it can fail... :-(
Anyway, I noticed there actually is a dependency on pkg-config to check
that it exists, but it doesn't check its version. I installed a new
pkg-config manually and building the port continued. I finally ran into
a problem that can't be fixed, I suppose: Xft complains that it requires
XFree 4.2, and I'm running 3.x. Bummer!
GTK 2.2 could have mentioned that XFree 4.2 is required right away...
Or is there a way to build GTK 2.2 while using XFree 3.x?
Since upgrading XFree isn't that simple, this will probably have to
wait until I see a chance to upgrade my OS.
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