port questions (why do I find myself fudging symlinks to make stuff work?)

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Wed Mar 31 14:39:22 PST 2004

On Wednesday 31 March 2004 02:20 pm, paul beard wrote:
> Well, after a lot of different attempts to get past this problem, it
> seems that expat isn't building all the files it needs to.
> ===>  Building package for expat-1.95.7
> Creating package /usr/ports/packages/All/expat-1.95.7.tgz
> Registering depends:.
> Creating gzip'd tar ball in
> '/usr/ports/packages/All/expat-1.95.7.tgz' tar: lib/libexpat.so.5:
> Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: Error exit delayed from
> previous errors
> pkg_create: make_dist: tar command failed with code 512
> The missing so files are consistent with what I see when I try to
> build against an upgraded expat installation. The packaged version
> works just file: the so files are installed and all is well. But
> portupgrade wants to upgrade expat, and when it does, those missing
> files make everything else fail.
> I have no idea how to resolve the issue at the port level: is there a
> workaround? and I have been pulling from CVS so this shouldn't be an
> issue of being out of sync, I don't think.

It is if you didn't rebuild the INDEX and INDEX.db.


> ruby is at 1.8.1, per someone else's advice, as well.
> --
> Paul Beard
> <www.paulbeard.org/>
> paulbeard [at] mac.com

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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