Help with using wv2 application.

Louis LeBlanc freebsd at
Fri Feb 6 05:38:14 PST 2004

On 02/05/04 06:19 PM, JJB sat at the `puter and typed:
> The FBSD Wv2 has 32 dependant ports. There is no way I am going to
> fight my way through cvsup-ing all those config files and then
> download the 32 sources and compile each one, just to find out it's
> broken also. Thats the whole reason I used the package collection.
> So I guess you are saying the FBSD wv2 package is broken and I
> should submit an PR and email the maintainer directly.
>  says it's an very small source with
> command line options and it does not have any dependants, so I do
> not understand just what all that FBSD dependant stuff is for. Sure
> looks like overkill, or an very major screw up. Who ever ported this
> sure was out in left field and there was no one monitoring their
> handy work to verify it was done correctly. And what about some kind
> of  intended use and overview description. The 5 word description is
> useless.  An much better job has to be done that that. I see the
> same problem with many other ports.  What good is an inventory of
> 9600 ports when there is no information to explain to the installer
> how to get started. My ESP just is not that good.

My bad.  As mentioned by someone else in this thread, wv2 isn't what
you're looking for.  You want wv, which has the executables in
question.  The descriptions of those ports are actually clear on this

Port:   wv-1.0.0
Path:   /usr/ports/textproc/wv
Info:   A library and executables to access Microsoft Word files

Port:   wv2-0.2.1
Path:   /usr/ports/textproc/wv2
Info:   A library providing routines to access Microsoft Word/Excel

Notice there are no executables, just libraries in wv2.

And wv does have dependencies in the ports.  If I'm not mistaken, the
runtime dependencies will install automatically when a package is
installed - unless you force no-deps, which would mean it won't run
anyway.  The build dependencies are only installed when the port is

B-deps: XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_6 expat-1.95.6_1 fontconfig-2.2.90_3
	freetype2-2.1.5_1 gettext-0.12.1 gmake-3.80_1 imake-4.3.0_2
	jpeg-6b_1 libgnugetopt-1.2 libiconv-1.9.1_3 libtool-1.3.5_1
	libwmf- libxml2-2.6.4 pkgconfig-0.15.0 png-1.2.5_3

R-deps: XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_6 expat-1.95.6_1 fontconfig-2.2.90_3
        freetype2-2.1.5_1 imake-4.3.0_2 jpeg-6b_1 libgnugetopt-1.2
        libiconv-1.9.1_3 libwmf- libxml2-2.6.4 lynx-
        pkgconfig-0.15.0 png-1.2.5_3 python-2.3.3

Louis LeBlanc               leblanc at
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