Multimedia/player: negative side-effect of PR ports/119593?

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Sun Feb 10 01:38:21 PST 2008

On Tue, 05 Feb 2008 17:57:42 +0000
Dieter <freebsd at> wrote:

> So, if ports is using your $PATH, it is finding gcc 3.4.6.

It was, see below.

> And then try rebuilding.  If it does the echo you know it is
> using $PATH, so either rearrange your $PATH so that the gcc you
> want is first, or change the 1stbin/gcc to be a symlink to the
> gcc you want.

Since the port(s) now supports CC, I decided to use that.
With CC set to /usr/bin/gcc, I rebuilt the port. And got the same
problems. Remember, /usr/bin/gcc is version 3.4.6 on this system.
Then I set CC to /usr/local/bin/gcc42 and rebuilt the port again.
And now mplayer works without problems.

So it seems like mplayer needs gcc > 3.4.6.

And BTW, you were right - ports are using $PATH to pick up compilers if
nothing else is set.
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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