[IDS-12680263] 28amen.org : trying to portinstall ffmpeg

John Francis Lee jfl at robinlea.com
Wed Jul 28 04:48:21 UTC 2010

I am posting this to both viaverio and the freeBSD lists because the one
suggests I get help from the other.

On 07/28/2010 09:45 AM, Mark S wrote:
> Hello John,
> Thank you for contacting Verio Technical Support.
> Unfortunately, we really have no expertise with ffmpeg as it's not
> software that Verio provides. The mailing lists are really the best
> place to get help. One thing you might try is to uninstall ffmpeg by
> running a "make deinstall" from the port's directory and then rebuild
> it now that you apparently have a good copy of xz.

I've done that,,, several times. I thought I had mentioned it... sorry.

> As a last resort you could simply download a binary copy of ffmpeg
> for FreeBSD 6.3 from ftp.freebsd.org. FreeBSD pkgs are installed with
> "pkg_add packagename.tgz". Since you've already built the bulk of
> dependencies from ports you might run into incompatibilities with
> this method.

What about

  sudo portupgrade -faP


Do you see a downside there? I'm thinking that since viaverio has
apparently not maintained the port systems on its FreeBSD v6.3 servers
that they may be in a state inconsistent with the port systems on which
other ports were created.

My first attempt to install ffmpog was

 sudo portinstall ffmpeg

which downloaded a lot of code and compiled it. Maybe some was
incompatible with code already on my server? Maybe running an upgrade of
the entire ports system on my server will fix my problem?

It'll take a while, I'm sure, but I'm wasting time right now trying to
get ffmpeg installed. Of course, I don't want to break any(every)thing
else on the system!

So my question is... what do you think of

 sudo portupgrade -faP


 Can it hurt?
 Do you think it might help?

If I cannot do that I guess I will go to the FreeBSD archives and try to
find a binary of the ffmpeg program...

Thanks for taking the time to help me.

> As always, please let us know if there are any other questions or
> concerns that we can assist you with.
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> Regards,
> Mark S. Verio Technical Support II email: support at veriohosting.com 
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> ==== Excerpt from your message received 7/27/2010 19:43:17 MDT ====
>> Hello Mark S,
>> Thanks for helping out!
>> I had had a look at the manpage for portupgrade and saw a reference
>> to
>> pkgdb -F
>> So I ran that I and noticed a duplicated origin for archivers/xz :
>> Duplicated origin: archivers/xz - lzmautils-4.32.7 xz-4.999.9_1
>> and so unregistered lzmautils-4.32.7
>> then
>> cd /ports/multimedia/ffmpeg sudo make deinstall sudo make install
>> but ffmpeg still dumped core.
>> This morning I ran
>> [jfl at 28amen ~/www/robinlea.com]$ pkg_info -Ix xz xz-4.999.9_1
>> LZMA compression and decompression tools
>> I also ran
>> [jfl at 28amen /ports/archivers/xz]$ sudo pkgdb -F --->  Checking the
>> package registry database Stale origin: 'misc/ldconfig_compat':
>> perhaps moved or obsoleted. -> The port 'misc/ldconfig_compat' was
>> removed on 2010-05-14 because: "Supported releases don't need the
>> port anymore" -> Hint:  ldconfig_compat-1.0_8 is required by the
>> following package(s): p5-DBD-mysql50-3.0006 mysql-scripts-5.0.24 
>> mysql-server-5.0.24 squid-2.6.12 mysql-client-5.0.24 -> Hint:
>> checking for overwritten files... -> No files installed by
>> ldconfig_compat-1.0_8 have been overwritten by other packages. 
>> Deinstall ldconfig_compat-1.0_8 ? [no] Duplicated origin:
>> textproc/p5-XML-LibXML - p5-XML-LibXML-1.69,1 
>> p5-XML-LibXML-Common-0.13 Unregister any of them? [no] Duplicated
>> origin: lang/python25 - python25-2.5.2_2 python25-2.5.4_1 
>> Unregister any of them? [no] [jfl at 28amen /ports/archivers/xz]$
>> I ran
>> sudo portupgrade xz, and sudo portupgrade ffmpeg
>> The latter upgraded the port from 0.6_1,1 to 0.6_2,1
>> [jfl at 28amen ~/www/robinlea.com]$ pkg_info -Ix ffmpeg ffmpeg-0.6_2,1
>> Realtime audio/video encoder/converter and streaming server
>> But
>> [jfl at 28amen ~/www/robinlea.com]$ ffmpeg -loglevel debug -i 
>> introduction.wav ...

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