reason 23 why we've moved to linux

Alfred Perlstein alfred at
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[69] -- this machine happens to have gcc46
>      installed).
>      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.
> randy

What about using pkg(1) and what version of FreeBSD are you on?

Finally, are you using portupgrade?

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