Newby Question: What to do when one port can't recognize another port?

Jeff D jeffd6635 at
Mon Oct 29 14:48:59 PDT 2007

I've decided to try to build up my 1st FreeBSD server.

Reading the Handbook is mostly helpful, but I' getting hit with a couple of
problems I can't figure out.

I was looking for a beginner's list.  I think this is the closest to it.

The main reason I'm trying out FreeBSD is because I want to set up my own
web server, and the Ports seemed liked a way to do it that manages conflicts
& dependencies better even that Linux systems.  Not being much of a program
guy, that sounds good to me!

When I try to install the Apache port in /usr/ports/www/apache22, it errors
out with

Unknown Berkeley DB version

After checking on the Oracle site, I made sure to install the latest, most
up to date /usr/ports/databases/db46 port.  It seems to have worked and I
can use it in other ports.

I'm not sure where to turn next.

Anybody got some advice to share?



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