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Date:      Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:07:49 +0200
From:      David Arendt <>
Subject:   Re: options used to compile packages
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When I did the test, I used FreeBSD 8.2 amd64 using the ports collection
delivered with this distribution.

Yesterday I did a checkout of the latest ports tree. I compiled bash,
xorg, xfce and gdm using the default options. When trying to login using
gdm, it still complains about a missing keyring pam module. When I
disable keyring support in gdm, gdm runs flawlessly. Therefore I thought
that options used to compile the offical packages might be different. If
default options are used to compile them, it should be a some other
problem. To ensure that my build environment is not polluted, I did this
test on a fresh installation. But anyway it doesn't matter as I have a

Thanks for your valuable information,
David Arendt

On Sat, 2011-07-16 at 18:12 -0400, b. f. wrote:
> > well I don't actually now which package it was, but I compiled gdm (so
> > it should be one of it's dependencies). A compilation resulted in a non
> > working gdm (something with pam support not found on execution). Upon
> > installing gdm and is dependencies from packages, everything worked
> > correctly. Therefore I thought there might be other default options. I
> > am sorry that I cannot be more precise, but I tried it 2 months ago, so
> > I do not remember exactly. I think I will try it again from scratch with
> > latest ports tree and give you more precise information.
> In addition to the obvious possibilities that your test was faulty, or
> that you somehow polluted your build environment, It is also possible
> that:
> -at least one of your ports was a different version than used in the
> default packages, and had a bug;
> -there was a transient build error;
> or
> -you were using a different version of FreeBSD than that used to build
> the default packages that you used, and there is a problem with one of
> the ports on that version of FreeBSD.
> b.

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