workaround for the expat problem

paul beard paulbeard at
Thu Apr 1 12:21:47 PST 2004

On Apr 1, 2004, at 12:05 PM, Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:

>             Users of expat2 (and its many dependencies) should do the 
> following to
>              properly update expat2 and all of its dependencies:
>                portupgrade -rf textproc/expat2

I wish I had kept a record of how many times I ran that and had it fail.

The problem was that for some reason the expat2 port was unable to 
create and install shared libraries due to something that was getting 
picked up in the configure run. As noted in my note about the 
workaround, running the build without using the ports system 
infrastructure allowed the shlibs to be created and install and then -- 
and only then -- could the dependent ports find the expat.5 library and 
complete their upgrades.

Paul Beard
paulbeard [at]

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