Subject: RE: PKGSRC and IRIX
To: None <>
From: Pangrazio, Robert Thomas (UMR-Student) <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/16/2005 08:35:00
Thanks for the information, I have installed Thunderbird and Firefox.=20

Does any one know how to have PKGSRC recognize a library that was not
installed by pkgsrc as a substitute for a package. For example, glib2
always fails on my machine. I think I can get it to compile if I
download it manually and configure it manually. If I then install it to
the pkg/lib directory, pkgsrc still tries to download and compile the
package. Any ideas on how to make it do this.

Bob Pangrazio

-----Original Message-----
From: []=20
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 10:37 PM
To: Pangrazio, Robert Thomas (UMR-Student)
Subject: RE: PKGSRC and IRIX

Hi Bob:

No experience, but just looking at the SGI freeware site, there seems to
be firefox and thunderbird already there, I assume precompiled, in the
/beta directory. Not sure of the versions, though...

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have everyone else mirror it."=20
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Pangrazio, Robert Thomas (UMR-Student)
Sent: Thursday, 16 June 2005 1:32 PM
Subject: PKGSRC and IRIX

I am trying to compile some packages, namely AbiWord, Firefox, and
Thunderbird for my SGI Octane. It is running 6.5.22. I can get some
packages but certain packages like glib2 fail. Has anyone had any
success with pkgsrc on IRIX. I thought about maybe getting some of the
libraries from and perhaps also manually compiling the
packages outside of pkgsrc. Has anyone had any experience mixing things
like this?

Bob Pangrazio