archivers/arj fails to build

Dr. Peter Voigt pvoigt at
Mon Nov 17 19:36:46 UTC 2014

On Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:16:02 +1100
andrew clarke <mail at> wrote:

> On Mon 2014-11-17 20:00:01 UTC+0100, Kurt Jaeger (lists at
> wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, archivers/arj fails to build:
> > 
> > I just tested it on my reference install (10.1, amd64). It just
> > builds.
> ARJ builds OK here on 10.1.
> My first thought is the OP has something unusual in /etc/make.conf.
> My second thought is whether you actually need ARJ. ClamAV evidently
> has it as a dependency, but I think it probably shouldn't given that
> ARJ archives are rarely seen "in the wild" these days.
> In any case you can exclude arj from the rebuild with:
> portmaster [options] -x arj
> Regards
> Andrew

Yeah, you're right. ClamAV is the only reverse dependency. And I could
deselect this configuration option of ClamAV. I cannot remember
anymore, if it was once pre-selected or if I explicitly selected it.

Nevertheless, I am just proceeding with "-x arj", thank you very much.


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