KDE4 port hangs, archives - handbook no help.

Gene fbsd at brightstar.bomgardner.net
Fri Mar 20 06:20:59 PDT 2009

On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 00:01:29 -0800, Mel Flynn wrote
> On Thursday 19 March 2009 15:50:22 Gene wrote:
> > Morning All:
> >
> > I've searched the archives and googled and generally applied what I found
> > to no good effect.
> >
> > While installing the kde4 port, I got to libspectre. The libspectre port
> > insists that I must have libgs to compile it.
> What pulls in this library? It doesn't for me. But I'm cups and 
> generally printer allergic.
> -- 
> Mel
> _______________________________________________
Thanks for the reply, I'm also using cups in my kde 3 machine and plan to 
use it in kde 4. 

libgs is required, via libspectre,  by evince, kdegraphics-4, kipi-plugins-
kde4, the kde4 metaport, and so on.
Actually, it was originally the "ghostscript-gpl" port that was called for, 
and I'm not sure what depended on it. I have discovered, however, that there 
was no port later than 8.60, and it appears to have dissappeared from the 
ports collection altogether (at least according to www.FreeBSD.org/ports, 
and portsnap didn't help either). So I manually installed the ghostscript-
8.63 port which supplied the necessary 8.63 libraries. 

For some reason, though, the libspectre script thinks it's seeing a version 
<= 8.60. Maybe I'll try uninstalling the ghostscript-gpl port and retrying 

We'll see.


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