kde4/python26 and pth help.

Jimmie James jimmiejaz at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 04:47:23 UTC 2010

On 02/24/10 23:28, Adam Vande More wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Jimmie James <jimmiejaz at gmail.com
>> <mailto:jimmiejaz at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     On a freshly installed 8-STABLE box (4 days old) and up to date
>>     ports, KDE4 will not install for me, always the same errors. I've
>>     even removed all ports and reinstalled from scratch and hit the same
>>     errors. I have no /etc/make.conf. I'm at a loss here, I have no idea
>>     why this is happening.
>>     I even did a  portupgrade -fRru python26  and tried portmaster, and
>>     plain old make in the ports that fail.
> My script to install from a clean install is
> portsnap fetch update
> cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portmaster
> make install clean && rehash
> portmaster -d x11-servers/xorg-server x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse
> x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard x11-drivers/{YOUR VIDEO DRIVER PORT}
> echo 'dbus_enable="YES"\nhald_enable="YES"\n' >> /etc/rc.conf
> then you'll have to do whatever is necessary for video driver install eg
> kldload nvidia and make it permanent /boot/loader.conf
> Once your driver is live, you create xorg.conf file by
> Xorg -config xorg.conf.new
> cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> then I manually add in this line to /etc/ttys
> ttyv8 "/usr/local/kde4/bin/kdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure
> and comment
> ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon"  xterm   off secure
> Provided you don't have to do anything special for say the nvidia
> driver, all's that's do this the hal guys maybe didn't do such a back
> job after all
> As for you error, I don't know what happened.  I used to see those
> happen on a massive upgrade when using portupgrade.  I recommend
> portmaster.  Somehow python didn't get installed correctly because
> /usr/local/include/python2.6/Python.h should exist if python is
> correctly installed.
> --
> Adam Vande More

Thanks for the reply,

Haven't got around to testing X yet, but on 7.2-STABLE it works fine, so 
I'm not too worried about that. It's the python and pth errors that are 
killing me.

  /usr/local/include/python2.6/Python.h  is there, seems correctly 
installed.  Even installing with portmaster and plain old make install 
it _still_ hits those errors of not finding the headers.
checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 version... 2.6
checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 platform... freebsd8
checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 script directory...
checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 extension module directory...
checking for headers required to compile python extensions... not found
configure: error: Python headers not found

As well as /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpth

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