[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7.1-RC1 and Runports

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 22:13:07 PDT 2009

Testing PCBSD 7.1-RC1 (i386)

1.  Runports failed.

"The runports command is just a small shell script which unsets some
variables, and changes the PATH in order to ensure that your port builds
don't conflict with apps in /PCBSD/local incorrectly. "

Although I updated both source and ports tree, the make command in runports
failed at compiling orbit-idl-2 2.14.17:

==============Begin Error Messages============================
orbit-idl-2 2.14.17 compiling mode, show preprocessor errors, passes:

Processing file
Error: `TTypeCode' undeclared identifier

** (orbit-idl-2:5778): WARNING **:
compilation failed
gmake[4]: *** [../../../include/orbit/orb-core/orbit-interface.h] Error 1
=============End Error Messages=============================

I'll keep updating ports each day and try again until I get it to
complete.    Even though I was on a fast computer (dual Xeon 3.4 MHz w/ 4 Gb
RAM & fast scsi disk) I spent 1 hour running "make clean" and six hours
running "make" to the point where it failed.   Older computers will compile

While I am not daunted by this (I am a runports-breaks-survivor), and know
that whatever is out of sync in the ports tree will get fixed, the whole
runports process may be off-putting to users if the installation changes
from a 20-30 minute install to a more than six hour process.  This will be
especially true if they spend six-plus hours waiting to get to failure.
Hopefully, PCBSD could offer an installation option that includes loading up
the PCBSD ports.

2.  System Manager displays negative amount of memory.  This is a trivial
bug.  After entering the System Manager, the display window with the PCBSD
Logo and the option tabs displays the system memory as -805351424B.

dmesg reports real memory  = 3489615872 (3327 MB), avail memory = 3401822208
(3244 MB)

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio
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