KDE make package failure

Donald J. O'Neill donaldj1066 at fastmail.fm
Tue Sep 7 12:38:43 PDT 2004

Hello Peter;

There is a procedure I follow in a situation like this, I don't 
remember where I got it from (I think from the KDE web site 

1) make install qt first
2) make install arts next
3) make install kdelibs 3rd
4) make install kde3 (the meta port)
5) make install whatever is missing that you want

Substitute make package for make install, or do it after install.

arts depends on qt in order to build. kdelibs depends on qt and arts 
in order to build. Building a packages increases the time required 
to get kde installed, but having those packages can save time 


Donald J. O'Neill
donaldj1066 at fastmail.fm
On Tuesday 07 September 2004 07:42 am, Peter Ryan wrote:
> I have just installed 4.10R (again :)).
> I did not install KDE from packages.
> As soon as I installed the bare system I
> cvsup'd all the ports, then did a
> make install kde3.
> This completed successfully, albeit in
> 3 days.
> I then tried to "make package" for kde
> so I wouldnt need to compile it again.
> The make package failed with the following:
> ------------
> Creating gzip'd tar ball in
> '/usr/ports/packages/All/kde-3.3.0.tgz' tar: etc/kde-meta.conf:
> Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: Error exit delayed
> from previous errors
> pkg_create: make_dist: tar command failed with code 512
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/kde3
> -------------
> Google shows a few other people have reported
> similar problems, but there are no solutions.  (except
> update the port and do it again - but I used the
> most recently updated port already)
> Any help much appreciated.
> Thanks
> Peter
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