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Re: How to bootstrap pkgsrc on a system without ftp or file

On Mon, 23 Feb 2009, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:32:28PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
        Bootstrapping pkgsrc on a system which needs both ftp and file
        seems to choke at the moment - it tries to build nbftp and
        finds it needs file... but then chokes on downloading the
        distfiles for libtool or file.

Could you please try to explain your problem first? It is kind of hard
to guess what issues you are seeing from this more or less undescribtive
error message. I can only guess, but it sounds like you hit the problem
of missing termcap on your platform. In that case you might have more
luck with FETCH_USING=fetch.

        To try to clarify - bootstrapping pkgsrc on MiNT, a *nix like
        system which does not include 'file', 'fetch', and whos
        default 'ftp' cannot handle ftp://... URLs.

        Running bootstrap builds 'bmake', 'libnbcompat', 'awk',
        'sed', and 'pkgtools'. It then goes to build 'tnftp' which
        has a build dependency on 'file'. Unfortunately this then
        wants to build 'libtool', and the distfiles for both
        'libtool' and 'file' have to be placed in distfiles by
        hand to avoid it aborting due to a circular dependency.

        Could I be missing something here?


                David/absolute       -- No hype required --

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