Subject: pkgsrc make failures
To: None <>
From: Paul <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 09/01/2001 17:21:30
Hi again,

I am trying to build some of the packages in the pkgsrc directory and
having some frustration.

Some packages return a 
"Pkg-blah-1.9.x- is not available for NetBSD-1.5.1-mipsel" which is

However many packages are simply crashing upon compile with the
following error during a 
checking for gcc... cc
checking whether the C compiler (cc -I/usr/blah/blah/blah -O2
-L/usr/blah/blah/blah  -Wl,-R/usr/local/lib -Wl,-R/usr/local/lib)
works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler
cannot create executables.

I assume this is because most of the NetBSD pkgs are looking to compile
with gcc and gmake rather than egcs.  As we can't install gmake or gcc
is there a command parameter for make that I can use to ensure

Whilst I appreciate the effort you guys have gone to with producing this
port I am becoming increasingly frustrated with not being able to
compile the most rudimentary things.  Hopefully someone out there has a
simple answer to these problems.