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Re: Compile Problems on FreeBSD 8.2

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 22:00:47 CEST
Message-id: <DEBB10CB-D893-4E20-8090-AAA2729CB898@mac.com>

On Jun 25, 2011, at 4:13 AM, Anders F Björklund wrote:

> vrwmiller@gmail.com wrote:
>> I am compiling RPM 5.3.4 on FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE and have encountered a compile time error. I am hoping someone might be able to help resolve the error condition. The error is below. Is the error a result of missing or incorrect versions or libraries?
> The easiest way to build RPM on FreeBSD is to use the port*, but if you want a more recent version than 5.2.1 the second easiest is to use "devtool". If you follow the %ports comments in devtool.conf, running ./devtool freebsd should configure and make it for you...
> * http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/archivers/rpm5/

Actually the standalone "%freebsd" target that re-invokes devtool
is more likely to have bit rot than building from a cvs checkout and using
	./devtool checkout
	./devtool fbsd8x
which was running under buildbot's more recently than whatever
is in FreeBSD ports.

And the "%fbsd8x" target removes a level of recursion that is
quite tricky to explain and "support" imho.

No matter what:
	Have it your won way!
has made RPM nearly impossible to build reliably anywhere, not otherwise.


73 de Jeff
Received on Sat Jun 25 22:00:52 2011
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