Why can't I install icu?

Rem P Roberti remegius at comcast.net
Sat Feb 5 03:16:29 UTC 2011

> Try again, with a clean build, after having made sure that you've
> removed all remnants of the earlier icu versions; and make a
> transcript of the build:
> pkg_delete -fv "icu2-*" "icu-*"
> script /tmp/icu.log
> make -C /usr/ports/devel/icu deinstall clean install
> exit
> If the problem still occurs, then you should file a problem report:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/problem-reports/article.html
> Make sure you attach the config.log from the failed build (look for it
> in the work directory of the port before cleaning up), as well as the
> transcript (/tmp/icu.log) of the failed build.
> If there aren't any pre-built binary packages of the latest versions
> of icu and gimp available, and you don't want to wait for them to be
> produced, or for the problem to be fixed; and (as apparently is the
> case) the build is working, but only the post-build tests are failing;
> then first disable the tests and then try to build and install icu.
> You can do that by editing the port Makefile and commenting-out the
> following line:
> post-build test regression-test: iotest cintltst intltest
> (Of course, this change will probably be wiped out each time you
> update your ports tree.)
> b.

Thank you for your excellent, detailed instructions.  I have followed 
them to the letter.  The build did not make after doing a pkg_delete and 
deinstall, so I sent a pr-send with a copy of the icu.log and 
config.log.  BTW, the build failed at the same place it always 
has---during the test.  I went ahead and commented out the suggested 
line in the Makefile and the install took place as expected.  I realize 
that during subsequent upgrades I will have to do the same drill.

Thanks again for your help.



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