configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables

Stefanita Rares Dumitrescu katmai at
Sat Jun 7 19:13:09 UTC 2014

Well, the good news is that doing the rollback, then rebuilding the 
world/kernel worked like a charm.

The bad news is that i can't seem to get any piece of software to 
upgrade. pkg version shows every package with a ? question mark next to 

)->portupgrade -r ruby*
Unknown modifier 't'

Unknown modifier 't'

Unknown modifier 't'

Unknown modifier 't'

Unknown modifier 't'

"/usr/ports/Mk/", line 953: Malformed conditional 
(!empty(_PERL_CPAN_ID) && ${_PERL_CPAN_FLAG:tl} == "cpan")
Unknown modifier 't'

"Mk/", line 2895: Unclosed conditional/for loop
"Mk/", line 2895: Unexpected end of file in for loop.

"Mk/", line 6682: Unclosed conditional/for loop
"Mk/", line 6682: Unexpected end of file in for loop.

1 open conditional:
          at line 1173 (evaluated to true)
make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9/pkgtools/portsdb.rb:237:in `join': 
can't convert nil into String (TypeError)
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9/pkgtools/portsdb.rb:237:in `index_file'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9/pkgtools/portsdb.rb:247:in `db_dir='
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9/pkgtools/portsdb.rb:167:in `setup'
         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:530:in `block in main'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9/optparse.rb:882:in `initialize'
         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:237:in `new'
         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:237:in `main'
         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:2371:in `<main>'

On 06/06/2014 17:30, Jesse Gooch wrote:
> Hi,
> I'll spare you a scolding for trying freebsd-update with a custom kernel
> installed! On a production server to boot! We all make mistakes though.
> Have you tried rolling back with freebsd-update? I've had similar
> problems, and I just rolled back and built world from source. This was a
> while ago so my memory is a little hazy though. Read the man page for
> freebsd-update for more info on rolling back.
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