Created attachment 182251 [details]
[patch] support non-default LOCALBASE
If LOCALBASE is defined to be something other than /usr/local, texlive-base fails at configure time:
checking whether the c++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... freebsd10.3 ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether ln -s works... yes
configure: You requested to build `web2c' using an installed `kpathsea' version,
configure: which requires to locate the <kpathsea/paths.h> header file.
configure: error: Sorry, not found under any of: /usr/include /usr/local/include *****
===> Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
I created an update-to-2017 patch (see #211997). I think would be better to update to 2017 and check this bug. But no reaction for two months :(
Could you add #211997 to "Depends on" please?
Fixing this problem does not depend on updating. The fix here can be applied independently (i.e., before any update while waiting for it to land, or after - likely with a refresh to the patch). But I noted the update in 'See Also'.