[kde-freebsd] kopete-kde4 fails to build

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bris.ac.uk
Thu Apr 11 13:43:43 UTC 2013

	Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:02:23 -0400
	From: Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net>
	To: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
	Subject: Re: [kde-freebsd] kopete-kde4 fails to build

	On Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:22:22 +0000
	Max Brazhnikov articulated:

	> From your build log:
	> /usr/local/include/qt4/QtCore/qbytearray.h:79: error: redefinition of
	> 'uint qstrlen(const char*)' /usr/local/include/qcstring.h:57: error:
	> 'uint qstrlen(const char*)' previously defined here
	> include/qcstring.h is installed by x11-toolkits/qt33. Either you have
	> qt3 package installed or your system polluted with leftovers.

	I would vote for a seriously polluted system. When FreeBSD 10-STABLE is
	released, I plan to dump the entire system, reformat it from scratch
	and start over clean. It isn't worth the effort it takes to keep it
	running anymore.

That is unacceptable in many cases.
There are enough tools in the ports tree
to fix such problems, such as various
portmaster diagnostics, pkgng diagnostics,
perl-after-upgrade, and many more.
One of the major strengths of

If reformatting is easier than fixing
then something is seriously wrong.

I don't think I ever had to reinstall the OS
because of the ports problems.


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