make install fatal error? make.conf

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make install fatal error? make.conf

Postby eggblade1 » 24 Oct 2012, 06:28

Hello, I'm reflectively new to FreeBSD and UNIX-like OS's so my troubleshooting techniques are almost non-existent...

Today, I am trying to install an FTP server to go along with my newly made webserver. Followed a guide on installing vsftpd and got this error right off the start:
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# cd /usr/ports/ftp/vsftpd
# make install clean
"/etc/make.conf", line 3: .include filename must be delimited by '"' or '<'
make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue


This is what my [FILE]make.conf[/FILE] file looks like, I looked at examples on line and nobody's [FILE]make.conf[/FILE] was in any way similar to mine:

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# added by use.perl 2012-10-23 03:11:58
PERL_VERSION=5.14.1
.include /usr/local/etc/ports_sites.conf


I guess you see I have installed perl. Not sure why it is displayed here and nothing else installed.

Critical information: on accident, I ran the command [FILE]portsnap extract[/FILE] when trying to update my ports collection. I intended to type [FILE]portsnap update[/FILE]

What can I do to correct the problem?

Thanks ahead of time.
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:q

Postby eggblade1 » 24 Oct 2012, 06:42

so I did what the error told me to do and edited [FILE]make.conf[/FILE]
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line 3:
.include "/usr/local/etc/ports_sites.conf"

seems to be working. I installed Pure-FTP because vsftpd was no longer on the ports list.

Waiting for feedback. In the mean time, installing pure-ftp. :q

Just very confused as to why this happened and why I can no longer see vsftpd.

:q:q:q:q
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Postby eggblade1 » 24 Oct 2012, 06:52

Sorry for the triple posting. It seems as though I am unable to edit my own posts.

Additional Information: Just remembered that I installed the port Fastest Sites from [port]ports-mgmt/fastest_sites[/port]

HAH! Just found my problem. A guide I followed from here had me edit my [FILE]make.conf[/FILE] file. I (being stupid) just copy and pasted all of his code.

It Pays to not be mindless and do the work yourself.

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Postby SirDice » 24 Oct 2012, 07:01

eggblade1 wrote:Sorry for the triple posting. It seems as though I am unable to edit my own posts.

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