Cannot --enable-pcretest-libedit because libedit library was not found

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Sun May 20 16:09:03 UTC 2012

On 20/05/2012 17:22, Len Conrad wrote:
> 8.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #0
> with current portsnap
> mtr, postfix-current, pcre all fail to install with error:
> ** Cannot --enable-pcretest-libedit because libedit library was not found.
> ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
> Please report the problem to mm at [maintainer] and attach the
> "/usr/ports/devel/pcre/work/pcre-8.30/config.log" including the output of the
> failure of your make command. Also, it might be a good idea to provide an
> overview of all packages installed on your system (e.g. an `ls /var/db/pkg`).
> *** Error code 1

So why are you posting this somewhat thin report here rather than
following the quite clear and simple instructions printed in that error
message?  Quite apart from anything else, the config.log that was
mentioned is going to be necessary for anyone to work out what went wrong.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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