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11: #Software requirements
13: Before you can use pkgsrc, you may need a few packages installed on your Linux system upfront.
15: * gcc (and libstdc++)
16: * libncurses-devel
17: * zlib and zlib-devel
18: * openssl-devel (optional but required for some packages)
20: The names may vary, depending on what Linux distribution you are using. Also be mindful of the platform you are using (eg. i686 vs. x86_64 - some have different pre-required packages). Also note that some very basic tools such as file, patch, sed, and others are required, as well.
22: #Troubleshooting bootstrap
23: ##Shell's echo command is not BSD-compatible
25: If you see this error
27: ERROR: Your shell's echo command is not BSD-compatible.
29: This error is known to occur if /bin/sh is linked to /bin/dash (recent Ubuntu versions).
31: The fix is to issue the following before commencing bootstrap: export SH=/bin/bash
32: ##ARG_MAX undeclared
34: If bootstrap stops at
36: In file included from glob.c:12:
37: __glob13.c: In function globextend:
38: __glob13.c:836: error: ARG_MAX undeclared (first use in this function)
40: Then apply this patch (http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-bugs/2008/06/21/msg026977.html)
43: If bootstrap stops at
45: /usr/pkgsrc/bootstrap/work/bmake/arch.c: In function 'Arch_Touch':
46: /usr/pkgsrc/bootstrap/work/bmake/arch.c:1038: warning: ignoring return
47: value of 'fwrite', declared with attribute warn_unused_result
48: *** Error code 1
50: This error occurs because Linux uses -DFORTIFY_SOURCES by default. Bootstrap can be achieved by:
52: CFLAGS="-U_FORTIFY_SOURCE" ./bootstrap
54: ##libncurses not installed
56: If bootstrap stops at
58: ERROR: This package has set PKG_FAIL_REASON:
59: ERROR: No usable termcap library found on the system.
61: Then install the libncurses-dev package
63: On an RPM based system this might be via 'yum install ncurses-devel', and on a debia/ubuntu system 'apt-get install ncurses5-dev'
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