synth install ... builds but does not always install named packages

Matt Smith matt.xtaz at
Fri Sep 15 08:30:08 UTC 2017

On Sep 15 08:23, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>In some cases, the named packages failed to install the first time 
>(math/gnumeric and editors/abiword), and in other cases desired 
>dependencies didn't install (devel/nasm and sysutils/coreutils, for 
>I need some of those build dependencies for other things like, for instance, cross-compiling Haiku and cross-compiling Linux toolchains, or other FreeBSD ports.
>Is there anything I can specify to install those build dependencies, and how do I go through /var/synth/live-packages/All and pkg info -a to install those packages that failed to install without missing something?
>Synth runs faster and more gracefully than portmaster, but portmaster installed everything that it built.

Maybe something along the lines of pkg install -g * ? I'm not sure, but 
-g lets you do a glob pattern.


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