Subject: pkg/33881: dovecot configure stage fails
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 07/01/2006 00:55:00
>Number:         33881
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       dovecot configure stage fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jul 01 00:55:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Jason Lingohr
>Release:        N/A
Linux fully 2.4.31 #7 Wed Jul 20 16:40:54 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

When trying to build from current pkgsrc tree, dovecot (and possibly others) fails to finish the configure phase with the following error:

checking for SSL... configure: error: The pkg-config script could not be found or is too old.  Make sure it
is in your PATH or set the PKG_CONFIG environment variable to the full
path to pkg-config.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables SSL_CFLAGS
and SSL_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

To get pkg-config, see <>.
See `config.log' for more details.
*** Error code 1

bmake: stopped in /usr/pkgsrc/mail/dovecot

bmake clean clean-depends && bmake

If I add:


to the pkg's Makefile, it builds and installs perfectly.

I'm not sure if this is the right fix, but it seems to me that if a pkg uses pkg-config, the Makefile should be told about it.  I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.