FreeBSD Port: octave-3.2.2_5

Jan Henrik Sylvester me at
Tue Sep 15 10:03:30 UTC 2009

Maho NAKATA wrote:
> From: Jan Henrik Sylvester <me at>
>> Maho NAKATA wrote:
>>> From: Joey Mingrone <joey at>
>>>> I'm having some trouble upgrading this port.
>>>> % uname -a
>>>> FreeBSD ... 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #1: Wed May 6 12:48:08 ...
>>>> i386
>>>> Here's the error in the build:
>>>> making
>>>> g++44 -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include
>>>> -I/usr/local/include -o gendoc -L/usr/local/lib -pthread
>>>> making DOCSTRINGS
>>>> /libexec/ /usr/lib/ version GLIBCXX_3.4.11
>>>> required by ./gendoc not found
>>> Hi Joey, I also noticed that Gerald has updated GCC43 to GCC44.
>>> you should recompile all ports...
>>> thanks
>> I hit the same error on 7.2-RELEASE. I did recompile all Fortran
>> dependencies with gcc44 and removed gcc43, still the error persists.
>> Having recompiled just with gcc42 from base, I was able to
>> finish the build, but running octave does not work, either:
>> /libexec/ /usr/lib/ version GLIBCXX_3.4.11
>> required by /usr/local/lib/octave-3.2.2/ not found
>> Since was compiled with gcc44 and not with gcc from
>> base, I guess it should not try to load /usr/lib/ but
>> /usr/local/lib/gcc44/ -- or am I wrong?
>> Any idea besides recompiling "all ports"? I really do not see the
>> point in that, since nothing but the Fortran ports should use
>> gcc44. Maybe, I do not understand the dynamic linking with multiple
>> gcc versions involved after all.

> I think there is no better way to do recomple whole ports :-O
> I guess that's why gerald@ did before the ports freeze and we will
> have a newer (better bug free, I believe) FORTRAN compiler.

After running 'ldconfig /usr/local/lib/gcc44/ /usr/local/lib/', I was 
able to run octave. Actually, I am really not sure what I am doing here. 
Do you really think recompiling all ports would cure my system or is 
octave simply looking at the wrong directories for libraries?

Jan Henrik

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