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Re: PrjectCenter (and Gorm) ask for old gnustep-base library in FreeBSD


From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: PrjectCenter (and Gorm) ask for old gnustep-base library in FreeBSD 11.1
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:08:29 +0000

On 8 Nov 2017, at 03:32, Edwin Ancaer <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Does this make it useless to report 'bugs' I find on my system, until I do a  
> complete reinstall, as now there is a large possibility the causes are some 
> local problems with my installation.

Generally, yes.  Part of the reason that it’s not recommended to build ports 
without using poudriere is that their configure scripts can end up polluted 
with installed things that are not explicit dependencies and then you can end 
up with a mess.  If you use poudriere, it will create a clean jail, install the 
dependencies, and then build, so you should end up with a more reproduceable 
build.  portmaster and portupgrade have a nasty habit of missing updates and 
leaving your system in a not-so-coherent state.  They also need you to install 
the dependencies before you build the ports that depend on them, which leaves 
you with a long window during a big update between the start and finish when 
you have mismatched versions.  With Poudriere, you kick off the build and then 
end up with a new package set at the end, which you can then install.

David

P.S. If you’re using 10.x and are able to see why cenon isn’t building on 10, 
that would be very helpful!


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