Subject: Re: afterstep fails, and others too
To: jeff <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/24/2000 22:13:43
On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, jeff wrote:

> Installed 1.5b2 (via, default on the install boot.fs).
> Partitions:  rwd0a root 1000mb; rwd0b 180mb swap; rwd0g 2997mb /usr.
> Complete install, went off without a hitch.
> Reboot into netbsd, prompt for root device.  Entered 'wd0a', the internal
> hd on my Powerbook G3/266 '98.
> (I'm booting through OF 2.0.1)
> (I have a scanner and cdr hooked up to scsi, properly cabled and
> terminated).
> Adjusted some basic settings in rc.conf.  Reboot.
> Prompted for root device and entered 'wd0a'.
> Enetered x (fvwm).
> Did:  sup -v -s (after setting things up acc to instructions)
> Then:
> #unlimit datasize
> "sysctl -w kern.maxproc=2000
> #cd /usr/pkgsrc/x11/afterstep
> #make
> ->Validating Dependencies
> ...and it froze solid.
> So: to answer the original question: yep, it's the latest pkgsrc.

It doesn't sound like a problem with pkgsrc, as such. The worst that
can happen is "make" would loop and eat up a lot of cpu time. When you
say "froze solid", do you mean that you can't even kill the X server
with Ctl-Alt-Bksp? (But I'm not sure that would even work on macppc.)