make runs wild

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Sat Jun 7 19:00:27 PDT 2003

On Saturday 07 June 2003 06:28 pm, george donnelly wrote:
> [Kent Stewart wrote (kstewart at on 6/7/03 8:21 PM]
> > Well, if it is trying to install qt-2, you are massively out of date.
> > Qt-2 was required by kde-2.x and it has been obsoleted and deleted.. You
> > have a major update in front of you to qet curent with the ports.
> ?
> i mentioned GD2 and xpdf, not qt or kde, not sure why you think i am
> tryiing to install them or why you think i am out of date. i'm running
> freebsd 4.7 and its not more than 4-5 months "out-of-date"

I misread it. For the ports, 4-5 months is a long time. The usual rule is to 
recvsup and get uptodate if you have a problem. There have been major 
releases since then. For example, the curent xpdf shows

Port:   xpdf-2.02
Path:   /usr/ports/graphics/xpdf
Info:   Display PDF files, and convert them to other formats
Maint:  DougB at
Index:  graphics print
B-deps: XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_5 expat-1.95.6_1 fontconfig-2.2.0 
freetype2-2.1.4_1 gettext-0.11.5_1 gmake-3.80 imake-4.3.0 libiconv-1.8_2 
open-motif-2.2.2_1 pkgconfig-0.15.0 t1lib-5.0.0
R-deps: XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_5 expat-1.95.6_1 fontconfig-2.2.0 
freetype2-2.1.4_1 imake-4.3.0 open-motif-2.2.2_1 pkgconfig-0.15.0 t1lib-5.0

In the 4-5 months, most of these have been updated.

> > If you still have kde-2 installed, your are probably better off deleting
> > everything involving kde and starting from scratch. You need to run
> > pkg-version -c or portversion -c and see what is out of date. If it
> > involves XFree86-3.x, the easy way is to pkg_delete all of the XFree86
> > dependent ports and start from scratch. The problems you will encountered
> > are covered in the archives.
> >
> > You also have to remake the index files every time you cvsup ports-all.
> > INDEX is 3 weeks old and what I do is "make index" and "portsdb -u" every
> > time I cvsup ports-all. If you have refuses, you can not do a make index
> > at some point.
> thanks for your help, but i think we have miscommunicated

Yes, I converted qd-2 in qt-2.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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