Solved: Error building XFree86 from ports

Doug Cook dcook at
Fri Apr 16 13:22:38 PDT 2004

Can we make imake-4's port croak if imake is installed?

-- Doug

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Linimon [mailto:linimon at] 
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:03 AM
To: Doug Cook
Cc: michael johnson; freebsd-ports at
Subject: RE: Solved: Error building XFree86 from ports

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Doug Cook wrote:

> I'm not entirely certain how I ended up with both on my system, but I
> did, and fairly recently, too.

Someone had recently introduced (by mistake) a dependency on 'imake'
rather than 'imake-4' in a port.  It went uncaught for a period of
time until I tried to verify that I really could nuke 'imake' ...
and found that I couldn't.

So, systems that installed whatever port that was, during that
window, would have wound up with both.


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