am I the only one, wrt gcc44 -- it is failing and I can't build octave or much else

Kenneth Freidank kennethcf at
Wed Nov 4 03:01:00 UTC 2009

   I believe ports and packages to be 2 separate items.  pkg_info has    to do with what packages you have installed.  The ports system has to
   Different mechanisms are available to manage the source tree that t   he ports system uses to create packages.  I believe each of these
   diff   directory, an   published changes.  Yo   at any time, even if you don   or never install the built port.&nbs   your 1st question is that you begin wit   followed by updates that you manage.

   So far, I have not talked about installing yet.

   Once a port has been built, you can install it.  Unless you save th   built port as a package (the 'make package' command), you will not be
   abl   command).&n   want.     command), the packag   database is what pkg_in
   Some commands in the different mechanisms you have available&n   manage your ports source, can be used to help select which pack   ages need updating when you install an update to a package.

   About your 2nd question, I have no idea.  I keep track of how to bu   ild a system, keeping copies of config files, then I make backups   file or data systems on an ongoing basis.

   Re gc44.  FreeBSD 7.2 comes with 4.2 already installed.  Maybe   you installed 4.4 on top of it, something got messed up, or an option   must be set for both to co-exist.  I don't know, but I would try to k   eep with the version that came with the system ( just an unjustified
   p   binaries 

     -----Original Message-----
     From: Henry Olyer
     Sent: Nov 3, 2009 8:21 AM
     To: Kenneth Freidank
     Cc: freebsd-questions at, Chris Whitehouse
     Subject: Re: am I the only one, wrt gcc44 -- it is fa     can't build octave or much else
     I'm sorry fellows.

   You guys have given me great support and apparently I didn't get back
      be more careful about this.

   Okay -- I was able to get my mouse working.

   I made a ServerFlags section in my xorg.conf and suddenly!, my mouse
   Next, I have wonderful X sessions now.

   Next, I am prepared to nuke the /usr/ports area if I am told to do
   tha   past    little nervous   it come back.)

   Question:  Does the rebuild process examine the pkg_info results    load up the directory appropriately?. or is it "one size fits all?"
   Question:  Does anyone have a solution for doing a general machin   backup to one file?  So that I can back the machine up and later, su   bsequently, perform a simple restore.  Because I've been using the
   mac   backups miss o   experience.      What's possib   As for gcc44, I am fairly certain that it's actually broken -- that
   th   the port it   Oh., and in a conversation with an HP technical representative
   recentl   constituted a "   On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 11:13 PM, Kenneth Freidank    <[1]kennethcf at> wrote:

     Here are partial listings of my co     to your config files and see if that do     100% sure that everything is required, but i     it works.  Attached is the xorg.conf file I gene     in the directory /etc/X11/.  When you have done      make sure your user belongs to the group "wheel", then login.     start X, give the command:
     You should get 3 wi     title bar.  If you type "exi     return, that will end your X session. &nb     "fatal error" messages in your console window when X      Also, make sure you have installed the nvidia drivers per      other postings.  You can check if you have the package installed
     by      pkg_info | grep nvidia
     You should see at a minimum:
      nidia-driver-185.18.29 NVidia graphics card binary drivers for
     hardw     You have to build this packages and install it.       documented in the NetBSD documents and my other postings f     installing FreeBSD on a Compaq Presario CQ60.
     File /etc/     linux_enable="YES"
     keyrate="fast"     saver="star"
     vesa_lo     File /boot/loader.conf
          -----Original Message-----
     >From: Henry Olyer <[2]henry.olyer at     >Sent: Oct 26, 2009 2:53 AM
     >To: [3]freebsd-questions at>Cc: Kenneth
     <[4]kennethcf at>, Chris Whitehouse
     <[5]cwhiteh at>
     >Su     can't build &nbs     >
     >'everything; is dying i     >
     >I know, (in all likelihood,) I'll ha     do a
     >complete re-install.  Fine. &n     anything to mess
     >this area up in t     >
     >I've just been going to various directories      saying, "make
     >install clean" and now this...       when this
     >So     >
     >I also want/need      doesn't yet let
     >me move th     now?
     &g     xorg.conf file.     > I'm sorry, I just don't know these things...
     &g     >
     >===>  Building for gcc-
     &g     >gmake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/po     >gmake[2]: Entering directory `/usr/ports/     >gmake[3]: Entering directory `/usr/ports/lang     >rm -f stage_current
     >gmake[3]: Leaving dire     >gmake[2]: Leaving directory     >gmake[2]: Entering directory `/u     >gmake[3]: Entering directory `/usr/p     orts/lang/gcc44/work/build/libiberty'
     >gmake[4]: Entering
     >gmake[4     >gmake[4]: Leaving directory
     >     >gmake[3]: Lea     `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/libiberty'
     >gmake[3]     `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/intl'
     >gmake[3     >gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/p     orts/lang/gcc44/work/build/intl'
     >gmake[3]: Entering directory
     >     ;`/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/build-i386-portbld-freebsd7.2/li
     biberty'     >gmake[4]: Entering directory
     >`/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/bui     ld/build-i386-portbld-freebsd7.2/libiberty/testsuite'
     >gmake[4]: Noth     >gmake[4]: Leaving directory
     >`/usr/p     orts/lang/gcc44/work/build/build-i386-portbld-freebsd7.2/libiberty/
     testsuit     >gmake[3]: Leaving directory
     >`/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/bu     ild/build-i386-portbld-freebsd7.2/libiberty'
     >gmake[3]: Entering dire     >`/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/build-i386-portbld-freebsd7.     2/fixincludes'
     >gmake[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
     >gmake[     >`/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/build-i386-p     ortbld-freebsd7.2/fixincludes'
     >gmake[3]: Entering directory `/usr/po     rts/lang/gcc44/work/build/zlib'
     >true "AR_FLAGS=rc" "CC_FOR_BUILD     -fkeep-inline-functions"
     >"CXXFLAGS=-g -fkeep-i     >-fno-strict-aliasing -pipe      >ocal/include" "CFLAGS_FOR_TARGET=-g -O2 -fno-strict-alias     -pipe
     >-I/usr/local/include" "INSTALL=/usr/bin/install -c -o ro     wheel"
     >"INSTALL_DATA=install  -o root -
     >g wheel      -m 555"
     >     "LDFLAGS=" "LIB     >-O2 -fno-strict-aliasin
     >g -pipe -I/usr/local/incl     >-fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/us     >"MAKEINFO=makeinfo --no-split --sp     >000 --split-size=5000000 --split-size=5000000" "     >"PICFLAG_FOR_TARGET=" "SHELL=/bin/sh" "EXPECT=expe     "RUNTEST=runtest"
     >"RUNTESTFLAGS=" "exec_prefix=/usr/loca>l"
     "infodir=/usr/local/info/gcc44" "libdir=/usr/local/lib/gcc44"<     BR>>"prefix=/usr/local"
     "tooldir=/usr/local/i386-portbld-freebsd7.2"     >"AS=as" "CC=cc" "CXX=c++" "LD=
     >/usr/bin/ld     >-I/usr/local/includ     "DESTDIR=" DO=all
     >mu     >gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/wo     rk/build/zlib'
     >gmake[3]: Entering directory `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/w     ork/build/libcpp'
     >gmake[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
     >gma     `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/libcpp'
     >g     `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/libdecnumber'     >gmake[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
     >gmake[3]: Leaving di     `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/libdecnumber'
     >gmake[3]: En     `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/gcc'
     >gmake[3]: Le     `/usr/ports/lang/gcc44/work/build/gcc'


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