Looking up libraries and header files
david at vizion2000.net
Thu Oct 1 16:01:17 UTC 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Robert Huff
> Sent: 01 October 2009 08:00
> To: David Southwell
> Cc: 'Mak Kolybabi'; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: Looking up libraries and header files
> David Southwell writes:
> > One problem
> > How about ports that are not installed?
> > Is there another route that will deal with stuff not on the system?
> I'm not quite sure what you're asking here; perhaps you
> could give a scenario?
> The above methods only work for things that are
> properly installed/registered with the ports(/packages)
> system. If you've installed something not from a port ...
> you're on your own.
My scenario is a port is compiling but complains about the absense of a
header or a file from a port that has NOT been installed on the system. I
have had this a few times when essential source was in a port not listed as
What I am thinking of is a centrally maintained database of all header and
library files available to the port system.
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