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Date:      Sun, 4 Feb 1996 23:17:18 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Keith Leonard <>
Subject:   Re: Ports??
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On Sun, 4 Feb 1996, Keith Leonard wrote:

> It seems that every time I want to get something from the port collection 
> (ok not everytime - I have gotten 1 port to work) the 'make' or 'make 
> install' bombs because of some file missing (usually in the X 
> directories). My original installation was the Kern Developers package 
> from the install menu.
> Every time it bombs I try to trace down the missing files and copy them 
> from the 'live' disk (enmass from the missing subdirectory). But it just 
> doesn't seem to help - the process bombs somewhere else.

You need to install the XF86prog distribution to get the appropriate 
libraries and utilities.

BTW, if you copy/lndir from CD 2, attach it to /usr/X11R6 and symlink to 

> The ports I have been trying to get are:
> emacs - why do I need X to run this?

Must have special X support.

> ghostscript - ?

Wants X for display.  I bet there is a flag where you can shut it off.

Try my suggestions above and let us know what you get.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet: | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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