FreeBSD Port: octave-3.2.2_5

Maho NAKATA chat95 at
Tue Sep 15 10:42:55 UTC 2009

From: Jan Henrik Sylvester <me at>
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Port: octave-3.2.2_5
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 11:46:15 +0200

> 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?
> Thanks,
> Jan Henrik
I don't know :-( Just for sure.

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