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Date:      Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:18:52 +0000
From:      David Collins <>
To:        Dominic Fandrey <>
Subject:   Re: broken ports
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Sorry, forgot about that. Looking at it again I am not sure this is a
ports thing, and more of an issue with the compiling tool chain.

viper:/usr/ports/net-p2p/rtorrent$ sudo make
===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
===>  Found saved configuration for rtorrent-0.8.2_1
=> rtorrent-0.8.2.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
=> Attempting to fetch from
rtorrent-0.8.2.tar.gz                         100% of  494 kB   48 kBps 00m00s
===>  Extracting for rtorrent-0.8.2_1
=> MD5 Checksum OK for rtorrent-0.8.2.tar.gz.
=> SHA256 Checksum OK for rtorrent-0.8.2.tar.gz.
===>  Patching for rtorrent-0.8.2_1
===>  Applying FreeBSD patches for rtorrent-0.8.2_1
===>   rtorrent-0.8.2_1 depends on package: libtorrent=0.12.2 - found
===>   rtorrent-0.8.2_1 depends on shared library: curl.5 - found
===>  Configuring for rtorrent-0.8.2_1
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... ./install-sh -c -d
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for C++ compiler default output file name...
configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
Please report the problem to [maintainer]  and attach the
"/usr/ports/net-p2p/rtorrent/work/rtorrent-0.8.2/config.log" including the
output of the failure of your make command. Also, it might be a good idea to
provide an overview of all packages installed on your system (e.g. an `ls
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net-p2p/rtorrent.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net-p2p/rtorrent.

Also this might help

viper:/usr/ports/net-p2p/rtorrent$ uname -a
FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb
24 19:59:52 UTC 2008  i386

On 05/02/2009, Dominic Fandrey <> wrote:
> David Collins wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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?
>> Thanks
>> David Collins
> I suggest you give us the complete error message. The lines before the
> one you posted ought to be the most interesting ones.

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