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Re: pkg/42727: gcc 34 does not compile

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42727; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/42727: gcc 34 does not compile
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 18:31:38 +0000

 On Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 10:15:06AM +0000, Fulvio Ciriaco wrote:
  >  in my ignorance I had supposed that pkgsrc protected
  >  somehow from writing outside of its tree during the
  >  build phase. This experience was however enlightening.
 Well, it does try to, to some extent, but the wrappers and buildlink
 stuff can only do so much.
  >  I followed the instructions in 
  >  /usr/pkgsrc/lang/gcc34/README
  >  these require downloading a bootstrap compiler from
  >  and this is
  >  /usr/pkg/gcc34-bootstrap/
  >  I untarred it, as by instructions, though I now see it is a package.
 pkg_add might be a better approach (because then you can pkg_delete
  >  All right, now when I attempt compilation as an unpriviledged
  >  user, the compilation proceeds to a larger extent, stopping
  >  at:
  >  gmake: *** No rule to make target `gnatlib-shared'.  Stop.
  >  *** Error code 2
 That's rather odd.
 I assume you really want the Ada compiler? Because if not, definitely
 turn it off...
 David A. Holland

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