reason 23 why we've moved to linux
alfred at freebsd.org
Sat Mar 22 18:14:08 UTC 2014
On 3/22/14 11:12 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
> 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.
What about using pkg(1) and what version of FreeBSD are you on?
Finally, are you using portupgrade?
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