multimedia/x264 build failure

Bob Willcox bob at
Sat Feb 7 17:22:37 UTC 2015

On Sat, Feb 07, 2015 at 02:42:44PM +0800, Ben Woods wrote:
> This issue was discussed in November here:
> The result was an entry being added to UPDATING, which can be found here:
> "With the recent split of multimedia/x264 in library and binary and
> library components, if an application that uses libx264 is updated
> before x264 itself, multimedia/libx264 will conflict with the existing
> x264 package. Delete
> this package before continuing any update that depends on it:
> # pkg delete -f x264
> Install the updated x264 and/or upgrade the other applications that
> depend on libx264, such as ffmpeg."

Thanks Ben for your response.

So, I went ahead and deleted x264 and then ran 'portupgrade -a' to upgrade the
dependent packages (ffmpeg & minidlna in my case, I believe). Is that all
I need to do? Note that the x264 package did not reinstall. Is this because
I no longer need it?


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