Problems with the ports collection

Simon Barner barner at
Sun Sep 12 06:21:27 PDT 2004

Travis Troyer wrote:
> ===>  Configuring for libltdl-1.5.8
> cp: /usr/ports/devel/libltdl15/work/libtool-1.5.8
> /usr/ports/devel/libltdl15/work/libtool-1.5.8
> /usr/ports/devel/libltdl15/work/libtool-1.5.8/libltdl
> /usr/ports/devel/libltdl15/work/libtool-1.5.8/libltdl/config.guess: No such 
> file or directory
> ===>  Configuring for postgresql-7.4.5
> cp: /usr/ports/databases/postgresql7/work/postgresql-7.4.5/config
> /usr/ports/databases/postgresql7/work/postgresql-7.4.5/config/config.guess: 
> No such file or directory
> Any port I try to install gives me a similar error regarding config.guess.  
> In searching, I haven't found anybody else who has experienced the same 
> problem.  Any ideas?


something is borked with your autotools and/or libtool. I'd suggest to
delete all of the following ports.


This may be more than necessary, but the chance is greater to catch the
culprit ... ;->

Afterwards, just build your postgresql port (or anything else), the
deleted ports will be reinstalled as required.

Another point worth giving a shot is deleting old work directories (you
might want to try this before nuking your auto* ports)

Either use portsclean -C (comes with portupgrade) or your preferred
shell poison like 

cd /usr/ports && find . -name "work" -type d | xargs rm -rf

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