mysql4x-server marked as broken ?

Avinash Piare avinash at
Sun Jun 5 17:41:10 GMT 2005

I'm sorry for the confusion; i don't want MySQL 4.0 & 4.1 installed
simultaneously. Ik tried 4.0 and because is got the error "... Marked as
broken... " i tried 4.1
I'm aware of the fact that it's not a good idea to install 4.0 & 4.1 and
make them run simultaneously.

I'm trying your suggestion and it seems to be working, the package is being
fetched and the make had begun.

I forgot to mention that i'm wokring in 5.4 AMD64, maybe that would help. I
can't understand why, with the latest build, the mysql4x-server would be
marked as broken.

Thanks for your suggestion. I'll run some tests this during this week.



-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Björn König [mailto:bkoenig at] 
Verzonden: zondag 5 juni 2005 18:17
Aan: Avinash Piare
CC: FreeBSD-ports at
Onderwerp: Re: mysql4x-server marked as broken ?

Avinash Piare wrote:

> For the last 2 days if been trying to install mysql40-server and 
> (apart form
> mysql40) mysql41-server. I've updated my ports and src and there 
> mysql40/mysql41-server isn't broken, see below.

As I understand it you want MySQL 4.0 and 4.1 simultaneously. This isn't
possible this way. I suggest to use jails to have seperate environments, but
this is not an quick and easy solution.

Another way would be to install the port with another prefix, e.g.

   make -DTRYBROKEN PREFIX=/somewhere install clean

But do it at your own risk. Ports that depend on a MySQL client port might
get confused about this. You can install the second server (with
client) as user without having write access to the package database. 
Therefore the port won't be registered, but you can use it nevertheless.

By the way: The output of pkg_version -v is often helpful for others to get
a good overview of the installed packages.


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