newbie porter question: configure expects installed lib (wx-gtk) to have a different name

Dmitry Marakasov amdmi3 at
Mon Jul 28 21:19:09 UTC 2008

* Steve Franks (stevefranks at wrote:

> I've figured out how to get the dependenices for wx so it's installed,
> but now I get an error when configure is called, because it's looking
> for the script wx-config, which is getting installed by the dependancy
> as wxgtk2-2.8-config.  Should I be making a symlink for this?  If so,
> how do I get make to create that symlink?
When you use wx (with e.g. USE_WX= 2.8+), WX_CONFIG would contain
correct name of wx-config. In some cases, configure takes
--with-wx-config argument, in which case

CONFIGURE_ARGS+=	--with-wx-config=${WX_CONFIG}

will solve your problem. Otherwise, you should patch configure
(possibly some files as well) to replace wx-config with
appropriate value:

	@${REINPLACE_CMD} -e 's|wx-config|${WX_CONFIG}|g' \

See /usr/ports/editors/madedit/Makefile and
/usr/ports/games/blokish/Makefile as examples for corresponding cases.

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