Unable to build "graphics/gd"

Greg Lewis glewis at eyesbeyond.com
Sun Jul 19 18:18:45 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 02:23:27PM +0200, Marcus von Appen wrote:
> On, Sun Jul 19, 2009, Jerry wrote:
> > On Sun, 19 Jul 2009 13:00:30 +0200
> > Marcus von Appen <mva at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> > 
> > [snip]
> > 
> > > Looks like it tries to link against the older version that's still
> > > installed. Try to deinstall gd first, then build and install it again.
> > 
> > Thanks, that fixed it. Strange, but I have not had that problem before.
> Just for informational purposes:
> It is a problem with how the FreeBSD upgrade tools work and how a port
> (read: application, library, whatever) manages its own build.
> Usually a port, in case it links to one of its own components, should do
> that by using the just built component in its build directory. Some of
> them however do not do that but use the complete system environment,
> thus it can happen that they link to e.g. an older version of themselves
> or so, causing anything to fail as you just noticed.

In this case, the port was trying to link against the just built version
of its shared library, it just also tries to link against some other
libraries from other ports and puts -L/usr/local/lib earlier in the search
path than the path to the newly built libgd.so so the linker picks up
libgd.so from /usr/local/lib and uses that, hence the failure above.  I
saw the same problem.

So just a little variant on what you said.  Its trying to do the right
thing but just getting the ordering wrong.

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