Possibly unbuildable ports reminder

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jan 30 16:11:58 PST 2008

Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> 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.

Sort of.  In this case it is a secondary error because your port has a 
broken dependency:

pkg_add tcl-8.4.16,1.tbz
skipping tcl-8.4.16,1, already added
pkg_add tk-8.4.16,2.tbz
skipping tk-8.4.16,2, already added
===>  Installing for accessx-0.951_2
===>   accessx-0.951_2 depends on executable: wish8.2 - not found
===>    Verifying install for wish8.2 in /usr/ports/x11-toolkits/tk82

i.e. it is depending on the 8.2 version of wish when the port is 
installed, but when the index was built it requested 8.4.  Something is 
going wrong.


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