Subject: Problem building X related packages
To: None <>
From: Michiel Buddingh' <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/11/2005 13:15:00
Hello, not sure if this is the right list, but when trying to build
some X-related packages, the build fails with a message like this:

===> Overriding tools for openmotif-2.1.30nb3
make: "../../mk/wrapper/../../mk/buildlink3/../../mk/wrapper/../../
mk/buildlink3/" line 342: warning: Couldn't read 
shell's output for "/usr/sbin/pkg_info -K /var/db/pkg -qp 
x11-links-0.24 | /usr/bin/sed  -e "s,^[^/]*,,;q""
===> Creating toolchain wrappers for openmotif-2.1.30nb3
Syntax error: expecting "in"
*** Error code 2

It's trying to determine the installation prefix for x11-links-0.24,
and apparently the package doesn't contain one, because pkg_info -qp
reports nothing.

I'm on NetBSD/alpha if that matters, the pkgsrc tree is freshly
supped, and pkg_install is at 20050210.

Any solutions, tips, even dirty hacks would be appreciated.