Errors during Upgrade netpbm-10.26.64_4 to netpbm-10.35.80_2

David Wolfskill david at
Fri Apr 22 12:27:37 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 02:20:07PM +0200, Christoph Moench-Tegeder wrote:
> ...
> Does your transcript miss stderr?

Not as such -- it was captured via script(1); I merely excerpted what I
thought were relevant or representative parts: the whole thing was
around 120KB (1772 lines), which seemed to have too low a
signal-to-noise ratio for my tastes. :-}

> THe current graphics/netpbm port does not compile if there's an older
> version of netpbm installed

That would seem to indicate that upgradiing (per se) is not possible,
and that a /usr/ports/UPDATING entry might be warranted, IMO.

> - /usr/local/include/pm.h from the older
> netpbm takes precedence over the port's lib/pm.h but misses some macros
> (well, it's an upgrade...) as PM_GNU_PRINTF_ATTR(a, b) which then confuse
> the compiler.
> pkg_delete -f the old netpbm and re-install the port, worked for me.

Cool; I'll try that shortly: thanks!

David H. Wolfskill				david at
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