Problems building from ports

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Sun Jan 3 10:20:18 UTC 2010

On Saturday 02 January 2010, Mike Clarke wrote:

> ... and the build of OpenOffice ran through the configure stage
> without any problems so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll
> still be compiling tomorrow.

Well it went a bit further but failed with the following:

Checking DLL ../ ...-rwxr-xr-x  1 
root  wheel  2897131 Jan  2 23:53 ../
Running processes: 0
deliver -- version: 266154
Module 'i18npool' delivered successfully. 29 files copied, 5 files 

1 module(s):
need(s) to be rebuilt


ERROR: error 65280 occurred while 
making /backup/tmp/usr/ports/editors/

Attention: if you build and deliver the above module(s) you may 
prolongue your the build issuing command "build --from cppunit"

rmdir /tmp/17668
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/editors/

After pondering a bit more over this problem I think I know where the 
6.4 stuff may have come from. After I built the base system I copied 
various useful files from /root on the 6.4 system, 
including /root/.cshrc which contained a line setting PACKAGESITE to 
and it's quite possible that I ran portinstall -P for some ports before 
I got round to changing this to point to packages-8.

Considering the vast number of files in /usr/local/bin with links to 
missing libraries I think my best approach now will be to deinstall ALL 
my ports and reinstall them again from scratch after deleting 
everything in /usr/ports/packages and checking that all directories 
in /usr/local (except etc) have been emptied.

Mike Clarke

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