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Hello, I am trying to install Firefox from ports but I have an error from console that tellin that perl5.X is missing and the /var/db/pkg must checked to see if ...
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    Firefox installation is missing perl5.X... possible???


    Hello, I am trying to install Firefox from ports but I have an error from console that tellin that perl5.X is missing and the /var/db/pkg must checked to see if perl installation is there or not. After a check I see perl5.6.2_2 and perl5.8.7 into the directory.
    Is there another perl the must be installed for Firefox to complete the installation? Could be something else?

    Thanks

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    Post the exact error message, because it looks like Perl is not a Firefox dependency after looking at freebsd.org/ports.

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    Code:
    checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
    /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libperl.so" not found, required by "perl"
    /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libperl.so" not found, required by "perl"
    configure: error: perl 5.x required for intltool
    ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
    Please direct the output of the failure of the make command to a file, and
    then feed that file to the gnomelogalyzer, available from
    http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/gnomelogalyzer.sh, which will diagnose the problem
    and suggest a solution.  If - and only if - the gnomelogalyzer cannot solve
    the problem, report the problem to the FreeBSD GNOME team at gnome@FreeBSD.org,
    and attach "/usr/ports/textproc/intltool/work/intltool-0.34.1/config.log" and
    the output of the failure of the make command.  Also, it might be a good idea
    to provide an overview of all packages installed on your system (e.g. an `ls
    /var/db/pkg`).
    *** Error code 1
    
    Stop in /usr/ports/textproc/intltool.
    *** Error code 1
    
    Stop in /usr/ports/www/firefox.
    This is the error from: # make install clean

    Thank You.

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    It looks like you might not be building Firefox directly from www/firefox since you're getting the FreeBSD GNOME team messages after it fails. It usually is a matter of updating your sources through cvsup, rebuilding everything with portupgrade, and trying again. This is basically what you would do:
    Code:
    # cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile /root/ports-supfile
    Edit ports-supfile to grab the sources from a nearby cvsup server.
    Code:
    # cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile
    # portupgrade -aRr
    # cd /usr/ports/www/firefox
    # make install clean

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    The file ports-supfile is already under /root... it's been there since installation.

    Code:
    # cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile 
     # portupgrade -aRr 
     # cd /usr/ports/www/firefox 
     # make install clean
    I have laready done the above except # portupgrade -aRr... What's this command for?

    My /usr/ports and /usr/src directorys are both been populated... both processes ended sucessefully should I do the process again?

    Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melopll
    I have laready done the above except # portupgrade -aRr... What's this command for?
    If you're not familiar with what a certain command does, read the manual page.
    Code:
    $ man portupgrade
    As I mentioned earlier, updating your ports tree, updating all installed packages, and trying to install directly from www/firefox is the only way you're going to successfully compile and install Mozilla Firefox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Quote Originally Posted by melopll
    I have laready done the above except # portupgrade -aRr... What's this command for?
    If you're not familiar with what a certain command does, read the manual page.
    Code:
    $ man portupgrade
    As I mentioned earlier, updating your ports tree, updating all installed packages, and trying to install directly from www/firefox is the only way you're going to successfully compile and install Mozilla Firefox.
    This is what I got from # man portupgrade:

    Code:
    No manual entry for portupgrade
    If I understood correctly what is missing is running the command # portupgrade -aRr, and everything will be fine. This command will upgrade all the program installed to the latest version, correct? Am I still no time or it is too late?

    Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melopll
    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Quote Originally Posted by melopll
    I have laready done the above except # portupgrade -aRr... What's this command for?
    If you're not familiar with what a certain command does, read the manual page.
    Code:
    $ man portupgrade
    As I mentioned earlier, updating your ports tree, updating all installed packages, and trying to install directly from www/firefox is the only way you're going to successfully compile and install Mozilla Firefox.
    This is what I got from # man portupgrade:

    Code:
    No manual entry for portupgrade
    If I understood correctly what is missing is running the command # portupgrade -aRr, and everything will be fine. This command will upgrade all the program installed to the latest version, correct? Am I still no time or it is too late?

    Thank You.
    It will upgrade all installed programs and their dependencies.

    You might want to install the system manual pages...

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    Is portupgrade a program that must be installed from port? I have found a "makefile" on /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade. Since I have no manual for it I assume that the program is not installed yet on my system. Should I go for a "make install clean" on the directory mentioned above?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by melopll
    Is portupgrade a program that must be installed from port? I have found a "makefile" on /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade. Since I have no manual for it I assume that the program is not installed yet on my system. Should I go for a "make install clean" on the directory mentioned above?

    Thanks
    Oh yeah, I forgot it's not installed by default. Install it and you'll have the man page.

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