Building an older version/port of SWIG

David Pratt fairwinds at
Sun Feb 26 19:03:03 PST 2006

Hi Danny. Got this to work. many thanks!

Danny Pansters wrote:
> 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
>>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 
> though.
> HTH,
> Dan
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