GNUPG fails to build on FreeBSD 10.0-BETA3

Gerard Seibert jerry at
Fri Nov 15 23:18:48 UTC 2013

I have tried to build gnupg-2.0.22 on FreeBSD 10.0-BETA3 twice and both attempts failed. This is a fresh install of FreeBSD on a totally clean drive. This is the output at the end of the build attempt.

checking for LIBFFI... no
configure: error: Package requirements (libffi >= 3.0.0) were not met:

Package libffi was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libffi.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
Package 'libffi', required by 'world', not found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables LIBFFI_CFLAGS
and LIBFFI_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
Please run the gnomelogalyzer, available from
"", which will diagnose the
problem and suggest a solution. If - and only if - the gnomelogalyzer cannot
solve the problem, report the build failure to the FreeBSD GNOME team at
gnome at, and attach (a)
"/usr/ports/devel/glib20/work/glib-2.36.3/config.log", (b) the output of the
failed make command, and (c) the gnomelogalyzer output. Also, it might be a
good idea to provide an overview of all packages installed on your system
(i.e. an `ls /var/db/pkg`). Put your attachment up on any website,
copy-and-paste into, or use send-pr(1) with
the attachment. Try to avoid sending any attachments to the mailing list
(gnome at, because attachments sent to FreeBSD mailing lists are
usually discarded by the mailing list software.
*** Error code 1

make[4]: stopped in /usr/ports/devel/glib20
*** Error code 1

make[3]: stopped in /usr/ports/devel/qt4-corelib
*** Error code 1

make[2]: stopped in /usr/ports/x11-toolkits/qt4-gui
*** Error code 1

make[1]: stopped in /usr/ports/security/pinentry
*** Error code 1

make: stopped in /usr/ports/security/gnupg

Should I actually download the gnomelogalyzer or is there a simpler way to get this to work.


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