Gnome port acting weird?

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Mon Apr 14 06:26:55 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-04-14 at 08:31, Michael Sig Birkmose wrote:
> Hi!
> Today I tried installing gnome2 using ports on a fresh FreeBSD 4.8 box.
> After some time the build existed with some error in the gstreamer-plugins
> port (something ala "Ignoring previously applied (or reversed) patch.")
> I had just cvsuped before typing make so I dont think that was the problem?
> Anyhow I ended up deleting the /usr/ports/multimedia/gstreamer-plugins
> folder and cvs uping again, getting a fresh folder. Then I make install'ed
> this port and afterwards make install'ed the gnome2 port again - this time
> with no prob.
> So more or less what I did was:
> (cvsup stuff)
> cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
> make install clean
> (error)
> rm -rf /usr/ports/multimedia/gstreamer-plugins
> (cvsup stuff)
> cd /usr/ports/multimedia/gstreamer-plugins
> make install clean
> cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
> make install clean
> and then it worked.
> I just wonder what went wrong?
> Anyone had similar problems?

I had another look at this, and it looks like the ports tarball
installed from download (e.g. the 4.8-RELEASE CD) has a corrupted patch
(probably due to the long name of the patch).  When you do a cvsup, the
correctly named patch is downloaded.  With both of them present, you get
this behavior.  Simply cd to
/usr/ports/multimedia/gstreamer-plugins/files, and remove the patch with
the truncated name.


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