Possibly unbuildable ports reminder

Wesley Shields wxs at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jan 28 06:23:18 PST 2008

On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 07:45:09AM -0600, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> Bill Fenner wrote:
>> Dear porters,
>>   This is just a reminder to please periodically check the list of
>> unbuildable ports at http://pointyhat.freebsd.org/errorlogs/ .
>> A list by MAINTAINER is
>> http://people.freebsd.org/~fenner/errorlogs/
>> so you can easily check the status of ports that you maintain.  In
>> addition, the list of ports with no MAINTAINER with build problems is
>> http://people.freebsd.org/~fenner/errorlogs/ports@freebsd.org.html
>> Since no one is responsible for these ports, the problem won't get
>> fixed unless someone on this list takes the initiative.
>> Thanks for your help!
>> Bill "annoying port email" Fenner
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> What does it mean if the port's error is called "mtree"?
> http://people.freebsd.org/~fenner/errorlogs/stephen@math.missouri.edu.html

See: http://pointyhat.freebsd.org/errorlogs/ - the section entitled
"Types of errors detected."

"The port leaves ${PREFIX} in a state that is not consistent with the
mtree definition after pkg_delete. This usually means some files are
missing from PLIST. It could also mean that your installation scripts
create files or directories not properly deleted by the deinstallation
scripts. Another possibility is that your port is deleting some
directories it is not supposed to, or incorrectly modifying some
directory's permission."

-- WXS

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