subversion -make error

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sun Mar 9 12:40:40 UTC 2008

comperr <comperr at> writes:

> Hey - when I try "make install clean" on subversion I get
> sr/local/bin/ifnames-2.61 AUTOM4TE=/usr/local/bin/autom4te-2.61
> AUTORECONF=/usr/local/bin/autoreconf-2.61 AUTOSCAN=/usr/local/bin/
> autoscan-2.61 AUTOUPDATE=/usr/local/bin/autoupdate-2.61
> AUTOCONF_VERSION=261 LIBTOOL=/usr/local/bin/libtool LIBTOOLIZE=/usr/
> local/bin/libtoolize LIBTOOL_M4=/usr/local/share/aclocal/libtool.m4
> lt_cv_sys_max_cmd_len=262144 /bin/sh ./buildconf
> buildconf: checking installation...
> buildconf: python not found.
>            You need python installed
>            to build APR from SVN.
> *** Error code 1
> This is when I know I have python installed

Is python installed from the ports system?
What does "which python" tell you?

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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