ports problem in an old system ver 4.9

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu May 26 22:40:10 UTC 2011

On May 26, 2011, at 3:01 PM, David Banning wrote:
> I have an old FreeBSD 4.9 installation that I cannot upgrade.

You've also got a FreeBSD installation which the ports tree does not support.

> I wanted to install something from the ports, but I am getting
> this error on almost every port;
> # make
> ===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
> ===>  License check disabled, port has not defined LICENSE
> ===>  Extracting for rsnapshot-1.3.1
> /sbin/sha256: not found
> *** Error code 127
> Stop in /usr/ports/sysutils/rsnapshot.

I believe you can obtain a sha256 binary from GNU coreutils (although GNU calls it sha256sum), and then install it to /sbin.


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