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Date:      Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:18:07 +1000 (EST)
From:      Daryl Sayers <>
Subject:   port build breaks at xmlto
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FreeBSD 7.4
I am having trouble building the xmlto port on FreeBSD 7.4. I am getting an

===>  Building for xmlto-0.0.24
make  all-am
for xml in xmlif.xml xmlto.xml; do  FORMAT_DIR=./format  /usr/local/bin/bash ./xmlto -o man/man1 man ./doc/$xml ;  done || ( RC=$?; exit $RC )
xmlto: /usr/ports/textproc/xmlto/work/xmlto-0.0.24/./doc/xmlif.xml does not validate (status 3)
xmlto: Fix document syntax or use --skip-validation option
I/O error : Attempt to load network entity
/usr/ports/textproc/xmlto/work/xmlto-0.0.24/./doc/xmlif.xml:4: warning: failed to load external entity ""

After alot of frustration I decided to throw everything away and start again:

# pkg_delete -a
# cd /usr/ports; rm -fr *
# csup -h /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
# cd /usr/ports/textproc/xmlto
# make

Using the defaults when the config screens appear. As there are now no packages
installed and the ports tree is brand new there should be no problems but in
the end it still fails with the same message. My /etc/make.conf is empty also.

Why cant I build this package.

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