build of gnome2/libgtop2 fails

walt wa1ter at
Sun Sep 26 08:23:14 PDT 2004

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Benedikt Müller wrote:

> Hi,
> I just wanted to install gnome2 from the freebsd-ports.
> But libgtop2 fails to build...

This is caused by important changes in some kernel data structures.
Any package which tries to monitor hardware-related things like memory
use, network activity, load average, etc. must be modified before it will

So far, the kde and gnome packages have not been suitably modified, so
I'm using xsysinfo for that purpose -- there is a DFly port override
for xsysinfo.  Somone who is a better programmer than I might be able
to use the xsysinfo port as a guide for how to fix libgtop2, maybe?
I also looked thru the sources for 'top' with the same intention, but
found it too confusing :o(

I also just noticed that, back in May, Hiten made a port override for
gnomesystemmonitor, which depends on libgtop2.  So it must be that
something has been changed since then.

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