desperate Newb help

Brian bri at
Fri Dec 5 07:48:21 PST 2008

Mel wrote:
> On Friday 05 December 2008 14:39:14 Warren Liddell wrote:
>> I have been trying for quite a while now to try and get some assistance
>> from the various lists, google, forums an even man pages and so far not
>> a single piece of advise on how to solve my issue and im getting
>> desperate an ready to throw BSD in for goin back to godforbid windows,
>> so once i again i ask for some help with why QT refuses to compile
>> saying .....
>> I have used the little-endian an big-endian flag an it made no
>> difference, so plz someone have the kindness to help.
>> =============================
>> The target system byte order could not be detected!
>> Turn on verbose messaging (-v) to see the final report.
>> You can use the -little-endian or -big-endian switch to
>> ./configure to continue.
>> ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
>> Please report the problem to kde at [maintainer] and attach the
>> "/usr/ports/databases/qt4-sql/work/qt-x11-opensource-src-4.4.1/src/sql/../.
>> .//config.log"
> I have no idea why 'configure' is run. No configure is run for me at all.
> Looks like your ports tree isn't sane. How do you upgrade your portstree?
> Instead of using portupgrade, could you just execute the following:
> make -C /usr/ports/databases/qt4-sql clean build

If youre new to freebsd, pkg_add -r packagename is infinitely easier 
than muddling through port build options.


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