Building an older version/port of SWIG

Danny Pansters danny at
Sun Feb 26 18:02:43 PST 2006

On Monday 27 February 2006 01:20, David Pratt wrote:
> Hi. I am trying to build an older version of SWIG that the current
> version in ports. Current version on ports is 1.3.27 but I am needing to
> install 1.3.24 due to a problem with 1.3.27 with other software I will
> be compliling. It is possible to install an older port of swig like this
> with ports collection? I am on freeBSD 4.10.
> I have just recently tried downloading SWIG-1.3.24 from the swig site
> and compiling it on its own with
> ./configure
> make
> make check
> make install
> but it stops ...
> Installing /usr/local/share/swig/1.3.24/allegrocl/typemaps.i
> Installing /usr/local/share/swig/1.3.24/allegrocl/allegrocl.swg
> Installing language specific files for std
> *** Error code 1
> Are there specific parameters I need for FreeBSD for this to install
> successfully. I am wanting SWIG to wrap for python.
> I would be happier with a port for sure but would be happy to get this
> to compile/install one way or the other.

Try using the port but for the older version: Change the version in Makefile 
and run 'make makesum' to change the checksums (and download the tarball, or 
copy it to /usr/ports/distfiles before this, as you already have it). It may 
work. You'll be setting yourself up with a nasty upgrading path to begin with 



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