FreeBSD ports that you maintain which are currently marked broken

Phillip Neumann pneumann at
Thu Mar 16 04:47:42 UTC 2006

Dear comitters...

Please take a look at:



El mié, 15-03-2006 a las 21:44 +0100, linimon at escribió:
> Dear FreeBSD port maintainer:
> As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of problems in the
> FreeBSD ports system, we are attempting to notify maintainers of
> ports that are marked as "broken" in their Makefiles.  In many cases
> these ports are failing to compile on some subset of the FreeBSD
> build environments.  The most common problem is that recent versions
> of -CURRENT include gcc3.4, which is much stricter about such things
> as function declarations, literal strings constants that continue
> over several physical lines, and forcing the deprecation of antique
> header files such as varargs.h (we should now be using stdargs.h).
> The next most common problem is that compiles succeed on the i386
> architecture (e.g. the common Intel PC), but fail on one or more of
> the other architectures due to assumptions about things such as size
> of various types, byte-alignment issues, and so forth.
> In occasional cases we see that the same port may have different
> errors in different build environments.  The script that runs on the
> build cluster uses heuristics to try to 'guess' the error type to
> help you isolate problems, but it is only a rough guide.
> If you need help in one or more build environments that you do not
> have access to, please ask for help on the freebsd-ports mailing
> list.
> One more note: on occasion, there are transient build errors seen
> on the build farm.  Unfortunately, there is not yet any way for this
> algorithm to tell the difference (humans are much, much better at
> this kind of thing.)
> The errors are listed below.  In the case where the same
> problem exists on more than one build environment, the URL points
> to the latest errorlog for that type.  (By 'build environment'
> here we mean 'combination of 4.x/5.x/6.x with target architecture'.)
> (Note: the dates are included to help you to gauge whether or not
> the error still applies to the latest version.  The program
> that generates this report is not yet able to determine this
> automatically.)
> portname:           x11-themes/icons-tango
> broken because:     Incomplete pkg-plist
> build errors:
> (Feb 22 10:49:05 UTC 2006)
> overview: 
> If these errors are ones that you are already aware of, please
> accept our apologies and ignore this message.  On the other hand, if
> you no longer wish to maintain this port (or ports), please reply
> with a message stating that, and accept our thanks for your efforts
> in the past.
> Every effort has been made to make sure that these error reports
> really do correspond to a port that you maintain.  However, due to
> the fact that this is an automated process, it may indeed generate
> false matches.  If one of these errors fits that description,
> please forward this email to the author of this software, Mark
> Linimon <linimon at>, so that he can attempt to fix the
> problem in the future.
> Thanks for your efforts to help improve FreeBSD.

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