ports/72267: gnome installation fails due to missing dependency

omitted attempted_user at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 2 23:10:26 UTC 2004

>Number:         72267
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       gnome installation fails due to missing dependency
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Oct 02 23:10:24 GMT 2004
>Originator:     [omitted]
>Release:        5.3 beta 6 on i386 (ISO version)
FreeBSD localhost.localdomain 5.3-BETA6 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA6 #0: Sat Sep 25 19:41:4 UTC 2004 root at wv1u.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
The installation of several packages (most notably gnome) fails because of a missing dependency. The package missing is tiff-3.6.1_1

>From looking around your website, it would seem that the reason for this is that the package tiff-3.6.1_1 has been replaced by tiff-3.6.1_2
Do a clean install of FreeBSD 5.3b6 on an i386 machine, using the CDs as your source media.
When it asks whether to install the ports library, say yes.
When it asks for package selection, choose gnome
Try to proceed with the installation.
there's probably an easier way, but I did this:

use wget to download tiff.tar from your ports page.
extract, and install tiff. tar from the command line
Try to sysinstall gnome again.

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