[Fwd: libXext Problems when upgrading ports]

Michael Dunham michaeldunham at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 8 19:23:10 PST 2004

Kris Kennaway wrote:

>On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 06:39:15PM -0800, Michael Dunham wrote:
>>I'm encountering several ports that are failing upgrades to a "missing 
>>libXext" ..  
>>The latest is Digikam
>>failure listing below:
>>checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... yes
>>checking for libXext... no
>>configure: error: We need a working libXext to proceed. Since
>>can't find it itself, we stop here assuming that make wouldn't
>>them either.
>>===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
>>Please report the problem to avleeuwen at piwebs.com [maintainer]
>>and attach the
>>"/home/ports/graphics/digikam/work/digikam-0.6/config.log" inc              
>>luding the
>>output of the failure of your make command. Also, it might be               
>>a good idea to
>>provide an overview of all packages installed on your system 
>>(                 e.g. an `ls
>>*** Error code 1
>How about you start by following the advice given to you by the
>system? :-)
No offense Kris - I have tried that.  As I mentioned, this is not an 
isolated issue for my system for some reason. I don't want to spam a 
group of ports maintainers with a problem that is general across several 
ports for me and not specific to this port.

I'm looking for a suggestion for what I should do to solve the whole 
problem if anyone has encountered something similar.


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