Problems with IPv6-less kernel and world

Michael bsdannounce at
Wed Feb 7 10:46:40 UTC 2007

Spil Oss wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have NO_INET6 in my /etc/make.conf and INET6 is commented out in my
> kernel config.
> Until today I did *not* have WITHOUT_IPV6 in my make.conf
> In 6.1 I have been unable to run php 5.2 in combination with
> mail/roundcube, it segfaulted apache, 5.1.6_3 was fine.
> Since my upgrade to 6.2-RELEASE I was no longer able to connect to the
> MSN network using irc/bitlbee_1.0.3_3 (which worked fine on 6.1) and
> every account I had took an additional 75 seconds to load (timeout on
> the socket) (net.inet.tcp.keepinit: 75000? or net.inet.tcp.keepintvl:
> 75000?)
> After trying all kinds of things (openssl, gnutls), today I found out
> that bitlbee had a --ipv6 knob in it's config and was able to run
> bitlbee again after fiddling the Makefile. Then I set WITHOUT_IPV6 in
> my make.conf and that worked as well.
> To my surprise, a newly compiled PHP 5.2 now also works
> Should there not be a warning in the examples and man-pages for the
> make.conf and GENERIC that you should set WITHOUT_IPV6 if you disable
> INET6 and/or set NO_INET6?
> Would save idiots like undersigned tripping into this dark hole....
> Kind Regards,
> Spil.
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I couldn't agree more.  This makes it tough for those of us that want to 
get rid of the overhead of the IPV6 protocol in our systems, and a lot 
more work in researching whether or not a particular binary will cause 

What you'll probably have to do Spil is contact the maintainer of each 
of those ports and request that some form of option or note be added to 
the port/pkg_desc.

Michael Lawver

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