Firebird client fails port install
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Mon Dec 15 13:26:38 PST 2008
Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au> writes:
> On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 15:49 -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au> writes:
>> > On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 14:29 -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> >> Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au> writes:
>> >> > I'm trying to install php5-extensions (which includes firebird), but its
>> >> > failing with an error code 1 on firebird20-client. It does mention
>> >> > running make to build firebird, but not as root. So I've tried
>> >> > everything to get this to work: running make as my wheel group user,
>> >> > installing as a pkg instead.
>> >> >
>> >> > What could I be missing?
>> >> >
>> >> > (And before anybody asks: I ran portsnap fetch update twice yesterday -
>> >> > and I did run the update. I've learnt my lesson from last time...)
>> >> Unless you set variables to put the work directory somewhere non-standard,
>> >> the ports system will try to do its building under each port's directory,
>> >> which is normally not writable by regular users. Similarly, installing a
>> >> port (or a package, for the same reasons) normally requires root
>> >> permissions for access to system directories and in many cases to let
>> >> programs installed by ports run as special-purpose users.
>> >> What is the reason you're trying to install ports as a different user?
>> > Because the first stop error occurs and it says to run make to build
>> > firebird, but it also says "Please do not build firebird as 'root'
>> > because this may cause conflicts with SysV semaphores of running
>> > services."
>> I can't see exactly what's happening (partly because you didn't show the
>> actual failure messages), but I do notice that php5-extensions can build
>> without firebird. In fact, that's what it does by default, so you must
>> have explicitly told it to build that. If you don't need it, you can go
>> back in and set the php5-extensions port options to not include
>> firebird, and you will avoid this particular problem.
> I did that in the end, but that doesn't really solve the problem now
> does it? I'll take it up with ports and see if I can't figure out whats
You'll want to provide more information if you do so.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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