[PATCH] python25 broken on current

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at freebsd.org
Tue Mar 3 18:53:28 PST 2009

The lang/python25 port fails to build on CURRENT from:

FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0: Sun Mar  1 09:36:35 EET 2009 build at kobe:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/KOBE

Apparently, the `configure.in' script of Python is missing a header file
in one of the custom check programs, which I could work around by
patching its `configure.in' script:

  root at kobe:/usr/ports/lang/python25# more files/patch-configure.in
  --- configure.in.orig   2009-03-04 04:01:25.000000000 +0200
  +++ configure.in        2009-03-04 04:00:45.000000000 +0200
  @@ -2533,6 +2533,7 @@
   #include <netdb.h>
   #include <string.h>
   #include <sys/socket.h>
  +#include <arpa/inet.h>
   #include <netinet/in.h>

  root at kobe:/usr/ports/lang/python25#

But I don't know enough about Ports to make ports/lang/python25/Makefile
run autoconf on configure.in before trying to `make configure'.  I tried
patching the port Makefile with:

  root at kobe:/usr/ports/lang/python25# diff -u Makefile.orig Makefile
  --- Makefile.orig       2009-03-04 04:26:51.000000000 +0200
  +++ Makefile    2009-03-04 04:25:17.000000000 +0200
  @@ -26,6 +26,9 @@
   INSTALL_TARGET=        altinstall
   MAN1=          ${PYTHON_VERSION}.1

  +USE_AUTOTOOLS= autoconf:262:env
   USE_PYTHON=    yes
   PYTHON_VERSION=        python2.5
  root at kobe:/usr/ports/lang/python25#

But this doesn't seem to work as I expected.

If I manually invoke `autoconf-2.62' in the WRKSRC directory of the port
and then `make configure' it builds fine.

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