problems building the latest ghostscript-gpl

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu May 8 14:51:10 UTC 2008

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Scot Hetzel wrote:
| I'm also having the same problem building on
| FreeBSD/AMD64 8-CURRENT.  I commented out the entries
| I had in ports.conf for this port, and checked CFLAGS:
| # cd /usr/ports/print/ghostscript-gpl
| # make -V CFLAGS
| -O2 -pipe  -fno-strict-aliasing
| And the port fails the same way.  FT_BRIDGE is not enabled.  When I 
added -fPIC
| to CFLAGS_STANDARD.  Then the port would build.

None of the below work but the above does with a slight motification 
(tha attached patch).     Is it time to submit a formal PR with the 
patch attached?

| Scot
| On 5/7/08, Andy Fawcett <andy at> wrote:
|> On Wednesday 07 May 2008 19:42:31 Sean C. Farley wrote:
|>> On Wed, 7 May 2008, Andy Fawcett wrote:
|>>> On Wednesday 07 May 2008 17:13:59 Sean C. Farley wrote:
|>>>> On Wed, 7 May 2008, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
|>>>>> /usr/bin/ld: ./obj/../soobj/gs.o: relocation R_X86_64_32 can not be
|>>>>> used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
|>>>> On amd64, you need to remove the FT_BRIDGE option to compile.  I have
|>>>> not had time to look into what is actually happening or needs to be
|>>>> fixed.
|>>> Makes no difference here, I get the same error with:
|>>> _OPTIONS_READ=ghostscript-gpl-8.62_1
|>>> WITHOUT_GS_lvga256=true
|>>> WITHOUT_GS_vgalib=true
|>>> .
|>>> .
|>>> all other items are WITH_foo=true
|>> That is what I have.  Maybe a rebuild of freetype2 (v2.3.5 here) would
|>> help?  Are you using a port builder that sets the environment variable
|>> BATCH and have portconf installed?  That may bypass the setting in the
|>> options file.  Those are my only guesses.
|> I'm using portupgrade, BATCH is not set, portconf isn't installed, 
and all
|> dependency ports are up to date. This is with a csup just before I 
sent the
|> mail, so pretty up to date.
|> Andy
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