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

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Oct 30 10:18:21 PDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 02:22:24PM -0700, Jeff D wrote:
> 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

It builds fine on my machine (7.0-BETA1, amd64).

Which version of FreeBSD are you running? 
Did you update your ports tree before building apache? (run 'portsnap
fetch extract' once. Later use 'portsnap fetch update' to keep the tree
Did you set or unset any options?

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