toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee
Thu Oct 6 05:13:20 PDT 2005
Reinhard Weismann wrote:
> does anybody know where to report broken ports, or, where to get
> information if/why a port currently is broken.
From your description I am not at all sure that the port is broken in
this case. But since you asked...
If you are sure that the port really is broken, you should first see
whether somebody has already noted this, by going to
http://www.freebsd.org/support/bugreports.html and searching for
existing reports on a particular port. You can also look at the archive
of freebsd-ports mailing list by going to
FreeBSD has a large and active user community, so real port breakage is
usually found very fast and by the time you notice it, it's very likely
that the problem has already been found and even fixed. Cvsupping your
ports tree and trying to build the port again is often a quick fix to
port build problems.
If you dont see any existing reports on your problem AND YOU ARE STILL
SURE THAT IT IS ACTUALLY A PROBLEM WITH THE PORT then it's time to
submit a bug report at http://www.freebsd.org/support/bugreports.html
> in this case on my 5.4-RELEASE-p6 (i386) installations, the port
> mail/p5-Mail-SpamAssassin (p5-Mail-SpamAssassin-3.1.0) does not
> compile, i.e. i get
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> *** Error code 139
Does this happen only to this port? Can you build other ports
successfully? Can you successfully run 'make buildworld'?
The reason I'm asking is that segmentation faults are often caused by
failing hardware (faulty memory chip, overheating CPU etc). In your
case, hardware fault is even more likely since you noticed yourself that
the port builds successfully on another machine.
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