On a recent portupgrade I received some dreaded ***stop error***’s regarding php5-filter and php5-zip ports. The output was as follows:

“Skipping ‘lang/php5-extensions’ (php5-extensions-1.3) because a requisite package ‘php5-zip-5.2.12’ (archivers/php5-zip)
failed (specify -k to force)
** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
– devel/automake110 (port directory error)
– devel/automake19 (port directory error)
! devel/autoconf (autoconf-2.62) (install error)
* devel/autoconf (autoconf-2.67)
* lang/php5 (php5-pcre-5.2.12)
* lang/php5 (php5-spl-5.2.12)
! security/php5-filter (php5-filter-5.2.12) (missing header)
! archivers/php5-zip (php5-zip-5.2.12) (missing header)
* lang/php5-extensions (php5-extensions-1.3)”

At first, I needed to resolve the autoconf issue and a pkg_info *auto yeilded some interesting information-four different versions of each with separate wrappers. Apparently devel/autotools has had some ongoing cleanup taking place, which AHEM (yes, I make bonehead sysadmin mistakes too ;-), I failed to catch while┬áreading the /usr/ports/UPDATING file prior to running portugrade… More »