Stop in /usr/ports/multimedia/x264

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Thu Dec 22 05:36:18 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 3:03 AM,  <perryh at> wrote:
> Kevin Oberman <kob6558 at> wrote:
>> I see the following errors during the configure stage:
>> ===>  Configuring for x264-0.119.2113
>> [[: not found
> That sure looks as if the configure script needs to be run with bash.
> files/patch-configure does this:
>  -#!/bin/bash
>  +#!/bin/sh
> which presumes that the script does not actually need bash extensions.
> However, since it does seem to need those extensions, that part of the
> patch should be
>  -#!/bin/bash
>  +#!/usr/local/bin/bash
> and bash needs to be added as a build dependency.  (Alternatively, the
> configure script could be patched to not use the [[ bash builtin.)
> Maintainer already in Cc: list.

Hmm. I just noticed the mm@ removed patch-configure from the port as
the upstream now uses sh. So there is a problem, but it is not with
the port. Looks like the upstream switched to sh, but sis not remove
all of the "bash"isms.

I edited configure to change from sh to bash and that makes it
configure and build correctly. Looks like the configure script needs a
bit of love to work correctly with sh, though I still am baffled as to
why if built on 2 systems and failed on one.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at

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