new vanilla system fails to install many packages/ports
kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Jul 25 20:24:30 UTC 2008
Steve Franks wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Kevin Kinsey <kdk at daleco.biz> wrote:
>> Steve Franks wrote:
>>> I must be missing something obvious. About 25% of my dependencies
>>> fail to install with errors like:
>>> "install-info: /usr/local/info/dir: empty file"
>>> "pkg-add: command 'install-info --quiet /blah.info' failed"
>>> system is 7.0/i386
>> "info" is GNU-related. Any reason that GNU-stuff, esp.
>> "info", wouldn't have been installed/built thus far?
>> (I dunno, but, maybe a csup with the GNU stuff rejected
>> or commented out ...)
> All I did was a "developer" (not x developer) sysinstall off 7.0 disk
> 1. No tweaking, hacking, or extra packages until I got a clean boot
> onto the new disk. I'm somewhere between user and power user. I have
> 5 running freebsd systems under my belt, and was going to do my laptop
> (I've given up on it several times already - bloody compaq).
>> And anything these ports have in common (assuming they're
>> all GNU for starters). They aren't Linuxolator stuff?
> Seems to me, they all use gnuinfo instead of manpages? I don't even
> know what gnuinfo is, nor linuxulator.
Right, GNU programs may have manpages, but they also have
"info" pages which were developed by GNU as a replacement
for the UNIX manual (I'm assuming based on past reading ...
memory ain't all it used to be).
"Linuxulator" or however it's spelled is just a colloquialism
for the FreeBSD linux emulation.
I've got few guesses for ya. "Developer" package has documentation,
correct? Or not?
What's "ls -ld /usr/local/info" give?
> (!) Bison won't even install (makes fine, but install fails), and
> that's pretty darn basic, no?
Yup, 'tis. Tho' I figure someday BSD'ers would like to have
their own implementation. Again, just a guess.
When all else fails, EAT!!!
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