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Date:      Tue, 15 Jul 1997 18:22:20 +1000
From:      Brendan Vowles <>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   I'm puzzled....
Message-ID:  <>

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I have OpenBSD installed on one of my pc's and I downloaded your
ports.tar.gz file. I like the work you have put into the project.... it is
very commendable.

I do have a problem though... I am using OpenBSD as I said..... for a lot
of reasons that may seem silly.... but...

1) I am trying to compile an eggdrop bot for use on an undernet channel
2) The shell account runs OpenBSD so I thought I'd obtain a copy of OpenBSD
(so I would be running the same o/s locally)
3) The purpose is to compile the binary in OpenBSD format and upload the
finished version to my shell account.

So thats why it's OpenBSD... anyway... down to the question. 

When I installed ports.tar.gz and tried to compile tcl7.6 using your ports
mechanism, I cant get any further than unpacking the tar file... then I get
a message which says: '/root/ports/lang/tcl76/work/tcl7.6: not found'
(everything inside the quotes ( ' ) is the EXACT message)

The problem is that the directory referred to IS IN the place specified by
the error message.... (unless I am misinterpreting the colon (:) before
'not found')

I used the port mechanism to successfully setup bash for my system, so I
assumed it would with with tcl as well. 

btw... I disabled bash because I thought it may have been a 'shell specific
error' I was receiving.... but there is no difference no matter if bash is
my shell ... or the defauld OpenBSD shell which is 'sh'. 

The only other option that would come to mind is if FreeBSD uses a
different shell to sh or bash when using the ports package.

I realize the error may be specifically concerned with the fact that I am
running OpenBSD not FreeBSD, but any help you could give me would be
appreciated... in order to get the package installed.


Brendan Vowles.

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