reason 23 why we've moved to linux
randy at psg.com
Sat Mar 22 18:12:36 UTC 2014
from another team member, also a long time freebsd user of decades
firefox build bombs because something has hardwired gcc47, which is
not installed, so firefox's ./configure bombs testing hello world.
Attempting to figure out what has hardwired gcc47 quickly leads down
an entire separate /usr/ports/Mk/ file full of the usual garbage, none
of which actually says gcc47. Presumably it is somehow inheriting
from /usr/ports/lang/gcc's version (as opposed to
/usr/port/lang/gcc4 -- this machine happens to have gcc46
This is as far as I got before giving up in disgust. Maybe they'll
sort it out by the time I care. Or maybe I'll wipe and Ubuntu.
essentially, from a user perspective, the ports have become kiddieville,
with no testing or seeming adult supervision. if you're just trying to
get your work done, freebsd ports have become toxic.
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