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Date:      Thu, 5 Feb 2009 08:32:15 +0000
From:      David Collins <>
Subject:   broken ports
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I am not sure if this is better here or in the ports list, but I
thought that since it is something that I have done because I don't
know what I am doing here would be better

A while ago I installed ports and everything was working fine.
Recently I thought one of my ports was causing my machine to crash so
I uninstalled it, but later found out that the only problem was a poor
wireless network and low diskspace. Trying to reinstall the port
failed at the configure stage. I tried a few others and they also
failed at the same stage. This leads me to believe that it is
something I have done.

So here is the make install error:
===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.Please report the problem
to [maintainer]  and attach
the"/usr/ports/textproc/expat2/work/expat-2.0.1/config.log" including
the outputof the failure of your make command. Also, it might be a
good idea to providean overview of all packages installed on your
system (e.g. an `ls/var/db/pkg`).

I found a post saying to try to compile a test program, so I tried that:
viper:~$ gcc -o hello hello.c
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s

So it appears that I have completely screwed the pooch! Is there
anything I can do to fix this?

David Collins

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