your Aug.10 build is ok here & s'more discussion (Re: i got a possible working scenario (Re: -Current build problems with audio/arts: "lt-mcopidl in free(): error: chunk is already free" and core dumped))

P.D. Seniura pdseniura at
Wed Aug 11 12:53:20 PDT 2004


I ran one of the build cmds with an extracted copy of
mcopidl from your Aug.10 pkg.  It is okay.

I kinda think the build environment the other day was
somehow pointing to libs that had --enable-final in
effect, even tho mcopidl came from your pkg.  I've
saved a hacked copy of the arts work subdir to test it
today and Aug.10 is okay.

I searched the KDE bugs site using their simplest
search form and found tons of hits on "enable final". 
It's happening everywhere it seems, but it affects a
component seemingly randomly at different times
probably based on what's in their CVS at a certain
point and your specific environment.

As for bug reports on "enable final", they're closing the reports with the same notion: don't use that flag.  ;)  But they do mention wanting ppl to send reports via
their developer's list.

Wouldn't ya know it -- our infamous political firewall here won't let us access any of the KDE lists:

"Forbidden, this page ( is categorized as: Chat."

TPTB think any 'chat' site is a complete waste of time,
nothing to do with your job, etc.

I'm kinda tempted to whip up a patch for the main
FreeBSD ports skeleton x11/kde3 Makefile.kde to do:
and/or a sed to remove anything anywhere looking like '--enable-final',
to keep others from having this problem, and since this
makefile would be .include'd in other related ports
this way. 
Maybe wrap the .undef/sed inside a test for
.if $OSVERSION > 50xxxx
when gcc342 showed up on 5-Current (I feel rather
certain the 'final' option worked with the system
gcc333 before then). 
Think this would fly with y'all maybe?

Other than that, I won't be able to access the KDE
lists to help further.  :(
To me this is important enough to get the word out
somehow.  I just don't know how.

Thanks for taking time for this. 
Frustratin' bein' boxed-in at work like this.

  --  thx, Paul Seniura.

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Nottebrock <michaelnottebrock at>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 02:08:30 +0200
To: "P.D. Seniura" <pdseniura at>
Subject: Re: i got a possible working scenario (Re: -Current build problems with audio/arts: "lt-mcopidl in free(): error: chunk is already free" and core dumped)

> On Wednesday 11 August 2004 01:32, P.D. Seniura wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I found audio/arts will use the same build-knobs that
> > other KDE components have under FreeBSD's ports system.
> >
> > In the failing scenario, I have
> > in my /etc/make.conf .
> Ah, WANT_KDE_FINAL. That option probably should carry a big "NOT SUPPORTED" 
> warning (although not many others besides you have ever found it before). You 
> might want to file a bug report about it at about this 
> though (KDE folks still try to support it, but as you just experienced, with 
> less then optimal results. It's been disabled on our package builder for some 
> time now because we'd rather spend the time on porting instead of chasing 
> obscure bugs in automake templates).
> After you've filed the bug, tell me the bugnumber and I'll confirm it (just 
> reproduced it in a jail here).
> -- 
>    ,_,   | Michael Nottebrock               | lofi at
>  (/^ ^\) | FreeBSD - The Power to Serve     |
>    \u/   | K Desktop Environment on FreeBSD |

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