Subject: Re: problems building xmlcatmgr
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/30/2006 18:29:31
On 4/30/06, Steven M. Bellovin <> wrote:
> Building under pkg_comp, both host and target systems running 3.0/i386,
> using pkgsrc HEAD:
> =3D=3D=3D> Creating toolchain wrappers for xmlcatmgr-2.2nb1
> =3D=3D=3D> Configuring for xmlcatmgr-2.2nb1
> configure: error: expected an absolute directory name for --sysconfdir:
> *** Error code 1
> Unfortunately, because I was using pkg_comp, I don't have a work director=
> from which I can get log files.

It looks like as if you have something in your pkg_comp setup that
breaks the definition of the sysconfdir.  What do you have in the
PKG_SYSCONFBASE variable in the pkg_comp configuration file?

You can also try salo@'s suggestion: chroot to the sandbox and build
the package by hand.  From there you can grab some more information
doing something like:


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