FreeBSD ports which are currently marked broken

Stephen Roznowski sjroz at
Tue Apr 14 15:12:56 UTC 2015

This port (and probably others) is broken because
MASTER_SITE_COMP_SOURCES doesn't have a working mirror. I also see that
MASTER_SITE_COMP_SOURCES has been removed from Mk/

A quick seach shows the following sites still hosting comp.sources, are
any of these acceptable to use as the master sites?


On  7 Apr, linimon at wrote:
> As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of problems in
> the FreeBSD ports system, we periodically notify users of ports
> that are marked as "broken" in their Makefiles.  In many cases
> these ports are failing to compile on some subset of the FreeBSD
> build environments.  One common problem is that recent versions of
> FreeBSD use clang instead of gcc by default.  Another common problem
> is that the compiles succeed on the i386 and amd64 architecture
> (e.g. the common Intel PC), but fail on one or more of the other
> architectures due to assumptions about things such as size of various
> types, byte-alignment issues, and so forth.
> In occasional cases we see that the same port may have different
> errors in different build environments.  The script that runs on the
> build cluster uses heuristics to try to 'guess' the error type to
> help you isolate problems, but it is only a rough guide.
> One more note: on occasion, there are transient build errors seen
> on the build farm.  Unfortunately, there is not yet any way for this
> algorithm to tell the difference (humans are much, much better at
> this kind of thing.)
> The errors are listed below.  In the case where the same problem
> exists on more than one build environment, the URL points to the
> latest errorlog for that type.  (By 'build environment' here we
> mean 'combination of 8.x/9.x/10.x/-current with target architecture'.)
> [snip]
> portname:           sysutils/copytape
> broken because:     No public distfiles
> build errors:       none.
> overview: 

Stephen J. Roznowski    (sjroz at

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