In looking for something to handle DICOM files on FreeBSD, I tried to build math/octave-forge
I tried to build
math/octave-forge, since under this meta-port was
math/octave-forge-dicom which was the first port
I could track down that depended on
devel/gdcm – “Grassroots DICOM library”. But, the build didn’t go so well, as
it kept failing because of some command wasn’t found, or some expected library or header was missing.
Well, the Makefile for
math/octave where missing details about its
BUILD_DEPENDS. In fact,
trying to build
math/octave-forge had it fail because the command
octave wasn’t found. The port should’ve also
probably listed it as a RUN_DEPEND. Not to mention that later its going to want gmake and fortran. Though
was going to need stuff to build first.
However, I then found a different port (
graphics/aeskulap) that did what I wanted, so I haven’t tried running this port.
So, will I submit a PR about these two ports?
2014-06-08 I had snuck past me that on June 5th, this port was updated to 3.8.1, but caught my attention today that it was being updated to 3.8.1_1. The patch I had done is still missing, but it didn’t cause me any problems because a while back I had changed the portmaster options on my home desktop to not remove build-only dependencies at the end.
Since I’ve been updating the bundle that patches my FreeBSD ports today, I added promises to patch the Makefile for
math/octave-forge. OTOH, since I’m not using any of these ports, perhaps I should just purge them
from my system.