Possibly unbuildable ports reminder

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at math.missouri.edu
Mon Jan 28 07:33:16 PST 2008

Wesley Shields wrote:
> 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."

Thank you.  I believe that in this case the error lies with pointyhat. 
According to the build logs of accessx, the extra files that are not 
deleted are actually files installed by tk82.

accessx is extremely catholic in its requirements for which version of 
tk it needs.  This might be confusing pointyhat.

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