syslog-ng33 fails to build

C. L. Martinez carlopmart at
Tue Sep 17 07:36:39 UTC 2013

On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 11:40 PM, CyberLeo Kitsana
<cyberleo at> wrote:
> On 09/13/2013 01:53 AM, C. L. Martinez wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  I am trying to build syslog-ng33 (release 3.3.9) using a poudriere
>> server, but build process fails:
> <snip>
>> configure: error: in
>> `/wrkdirs/usr/ports/sysutils/syslog-ng33/work/syslog-ng-3.3.9':
>> configure: error: The pkg-config script could not be found or is too
>> old.  Make sure it
>> is in your PATH or set the PKG_CONFIG environment variable to the full
>> path to pkg-config.
>> Alternatively, you may set the environment variables EVTLOG_CFLAGS
>> and EVTLOG_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
>> See the pkg-config man page for more details.
>> It is strange, because previous build (on August 27) works without problems ...
>> Any idea??
> Probably because syslog-ng relies upon pkgconfig, but assumes it will be
> installed by one of the dependent ports so doesn't explicitly declare
> the dependency. Poudriere has a habit of only installing the immediate
> dependencies of the package it is currently compiling, so exposes such
> issues when a port is updated, but none of its dependencies are. Bug
> ports/181098 is another I found like this.
> Add this to the port's Makefile after the include of
> USES+= pkgconfig
> If that corrects the issue you're seeing, submit a pr.
> --
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Many thanks CyberLeo ... It works. I have opened pr last week about
this (but instead against syslog-ng33, it is about syslog-ng 3.4.3,
but the problem is the same)

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