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Date:      Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:37:32 +0000
From:      Arthur Chance <>
To:        Ed Flecko <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-Questions <>
Subject:   Re: "portmaster -a" command fails - *** Error code 1
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On 03/04/11 17:36, Ed Flecko wrote:
> Thanks Aurthur.
> :-)
> It's funny...I DID what it asks and it still didn't work (make deinstall, etc.).

A tip for the future: always say what you've tried. It lets us save our 
waning mind reading powers for important cases, like working out what 
the wife actually wants for her birthday when all she says is "oh, any 
little thing will do". :-)

> Apparently, I installed it from a package, so I did a pkg_delete
> automake and then started my portmaster -a again and it seems to be
> running fine.

Ah, the third option which I forgot to mention. It's always the option 
one forgets to mention that works.

In theory package install and port install are supposed to be the same 
(modulo config options). In practice there are odd cases, and automake 
seems to provoke them. Thinking back, I've had to pkg_delete it before 
now in order to upgrade, and I always install from ports.

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