Re: AS on FreeBSD help needed

Brett Taylor (
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 08:33:06 -0700 (MST)


> Is there anybody in this list using AS on FreeBSD? 

Yes - at least me and Bean, the new WWW site maintainer.

> I would need some help with some of the applets. I just help Albert to
> get a list of AS applets that also runs on FreeBSD, so far I sorted
> out the ones that are running without problems, but with some I got
> strange error messages. That are asfsm-1.0pre15 and aspostit-1.0,
> there I get an unresolved symbol in I patched
> asfsm-1.0pre13 to work but the new version won't run.

I am the port maintainer for FreeBSD.  I'll be honest I haven't mucked
around much lately w/ the betas because:
	1) I've been VERY busy.

	2) I could never get the jpeg support to work and I got disgusted 
	   and gave up.  I finally got the configure script to find the 
	   jpeg libraries (and that was a chore since I don't understand 
	   configure at all) but then during the compile it dies when it 
	   tries to use -ljpeg!   Grrrr.....

I think at one point I had most of the apps working.  I also get strange
Xaw errors in a few of them even though they compile and I'm not sure why.  
As I recall I got asfsm to run once at some point but doesn't it use the
/proc filesystem?  If so (and my memory is not clear on this) then it
won't work out of the box.

> Also I wrote a patch for asmodem to work under FreeBSD, so far it works,
> but I don't got a modem to test it and would like someone testing it.

Did you submit this as a port to FreeBSD?  If so I stole your patches and
put them in the afterstep-devel port when I submitted it.  I haven't
tested it yet, even though I have a modem.   I can if you want.

> Next thing is, that I can't figure out, if there is a chance to get the
> apps working that use the /proc filesystem, since there is a big
> difference between Linux and FreeBSD. I would need some advice here.

I have patches somewhere for asload and they were going to be included in
the next port submission.  (I probably won't try to get a port committed
until 1.5 is released).  Porting things from Linux to FreeBSD that use the
/proc is a pain to say the least.

Brett Taylor  

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