when installing gdm it executes commands but some commands are failing
[1/1] Installing gdm-3.28.4_6...
===> Creating groups.
Using existing group 'gdm'.
Using existing group 'video'.
===> Creating users
Using existing user 'gdm'.
===> Creating homedir(s)
[1/1] Extracting gdm-3.28.4_6: 100%
/bin/sh: gconftool-2: not found
chown: /usr/local/etc/gdm/home/.gconf.mandatory: No such file or directory
chmod: /usr/local/etc/gdm/home/.gconf.mandatory: No such file or directory
chmod: /usr/local/etc/gdm/home/.gconf.mandatory/*.xml: No such file or directory
Clearly, gdm requires that devel/gconf2 be installed. A quick look at the Makefile for gconf2 does not seem to list it, but the USE_GNOME might pull it in. Looks like it might be a bug in the port.
You should be able to get it working by installing the gconf2 package or the port.
NOTE: I don't use gdm, so I can't really confirm anything other than that gdm is looking for files and directories that are part of gconf2.
(In reply to rkoberman from comment #1)
Replying to my own comment, I just did a 'make configure' on gdm and the port does not call out gconf2 as a dependency nor does it show any port that does depend on gconf2, so it looks like a bug in the port.
I think we can just drop all GConf things from the GDM port. GConf has been obsolete for a long time and GDM stops using it in 2012.