editors/abiword fails on not-really-missing dependency

Ben Woods woodsb02 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 06:03:45 UTC 2015

I have just submitted a bug report which includes a patch to update abiword
to the latest upstream release version 3.0.1.

This fixes the issues you have identified in your email.


I would be greatful if you could test this patch to the port and confirm it
fixes your issue.


On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:05 AM Thomas Mueller <mueller6724 at bellsouth.net>

> I tried to build editors/abiword, but it failed for lack of libwpg-0.1 and
> libwpd-0.8.
> pkg info -a | grep -n "libwp" produces
> 314:libwpd-0.9.9_2                 Tools for importing and exporting
> WordPerfect(tm) documents
> 315:libwpg-0.2.2_3                 Library and tools to work with
> WordPerfect Graphics (WPG) files
> So it looks like I have the required dependencies, but the configure
> script seemed to be looking for an earlier version.
> Relevant part of build log is
> configure: error: Package requirements ( libgsf-1 >= 1.12 libwpg-0.1 >=
> 0.1.0 libwpd-0.8 >= 0.8.0 ) were not met:
> Package libwpg-0.1 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
> Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libwpg-0.1.pc'
> to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
> Package 'libwpg-0.1', required by 'world', not found
> Package 'libwpd-0.8', required by 'world', not found
> Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
> installed software in a non-standard prefix.
> Alternatively, you may set the environment variables WPG_CFLAGS
> and WPG_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
> See the pkg-config man page for more details.
> ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
> Is this a bug in the configure script or FreeBSD ports' patches?
> I could cd /usr/local/libdata/pkgconfig  and
> ln -s libwpg-0.2.pc libwpg-0.1.pc
> ln -s libwpd-0.9.pc libwpd-0.8.pc
> and thereby give the configure script what it's looking for, a kludge with
> no certainty of success.
> Maybe delete the symbolic links afterward.
> Tom
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