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Date:      Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:59:57 -0500
From:      Greg Larkin <>
To:        Chris Brennan <>
Cc:        David Southwell <>,
Subject:   Re: devel/libsoup-2.32.2 Compile error _md5 problem
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On 1/21/11 1:59 PM, Chris Brennan wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Greg Larkin <> wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> Please post some compiler output with the error message here, and that
>> might help someone troubleshoot the problem.
> I ran portmaster -a again this morning *just* so I could reproduce this
> error :D
> checking whether Python support is requested... checking whether
> /usr/local/bin/python2.6 version >= 2.5... yes
> checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 version... 2.6
> checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 platform... freebsd7
> checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 script directory...
> ${prefix}/lib/python2.6/site-packages
> checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 extension module directory...
> ${exec_prefix}/lib/python2.6/site-packages
> checking for headers required to compile python extensions... not found
> configure: error: Python headers not found
> ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
> Please run the gnomelogalyzer, available from
> "", which will diagnose the
> problem and suggest a solution. If - and only if - the gnomelogalyzer cannot
> solve the problem, report the build failure to the FreeBSD GNOME team at
>, and attach (a)
> "/usr/ports/devel/gobject-introspection/work/gobject-introspection-0.9.12/config.log",
> (b) the output of the failed make command, and (c) the gnomelogalyzer
> output.
> Also, it might be a good idea to provide an overview of all packages
> installed
> on your system (i.e. an `ls /var/db/pkg`). Put your attachment up on any
> website, copy-and-paste into, or use
> send-pr(1) with the attachment. Try to avoid sending any attachments to the
> mailing list (, because attachments sent to FreeBSD
> mailing
> lists are usually discarded by the mailing list software.
> *** Error code 1

Hi Chris,

The config.log file should provide some clues, and from time to time, I
have seen spurious problems occur in the configure phase during port

It can be caused by a number of things, and the config.log file should
provide clues.  For instance, this looks suspect:

> checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 script
> checking for /usr/local/bin/python2.6 extension module

I'm not 100% sure, but I would expect ${prefix} and ${exec_prefix} to be
replaced with /usr/local in each of those messages.  That might indicate
a misconfiguration in your build system or an error in the port.


> Like I said before, it's a similar issue relating to python, but I think
> there are still larger implications here about the move from py25 to py26. I
> followed /usr/ports/UPDATING first when it came to python and things still
> took a hike on me. Now if I use either the portmaster or portupgrade options
> mentioned in /usr/ports/UPDATING it still dies, on either devel/py-dbus
> or devel/gobject-introspection, both with the same error, I followed the
> instructions and wasn't all that helpful.

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