Subject: Question on availability of software
To: None <>
From: Huub <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 06/30/2006 09:36:37

In the last couple of days I have tried to build e.g. gnome and kde on 
my amd64 machine. Building gnome fails at building poppler (check fails 
on patching), building KDE fails at building Blender (undefined error). 
Both not incidentally, but consistently. After advise from the group, I cvs-ed a few times. First from a .be, then from a 
.de mirror. Still, it stops with the mentioned errors.
Looking through the various mirror-sites for amd64, I notice not all 
packages have been built for amd64 and not all mirrors contain all packages.
So: are gnome and kde reliably tested (to build) on amd64? If yes, which 
pkgsrc version (-current, -2006Q1, ?) should I use to build e.g. gnome 
on my machine? Or should I not build them, but just install them using 
pkg_add from an ftp-site? I tried to pkg_add firefox- just 
moments ago, but though it lists it says it's not available (I copied 
the link..).

Thanks for answers and advise,