Dear GAP Forum,
A couple of days ago Jef Moskot reported various problems with GAP on FreeBSD.
Much of the subsequent discussion and resolution of this problem took place on
gap-trouble or in direct emails. Anyway, the outcome was that
1) You need to install bugfix1 for GAP 4.2 to run on FreeBSD. In fact we
recommend anyone to install all current bugfixes whenever they install GAP.
2) You need to make sure that all the directories on th path to the GAP
library are readable and searchable by any user who needs to run GAP.
Jef suggests setting up a "BSD port" of GAP, which is in fact a special type
of binary package. This, along with Linux binary packages (rpms and so on) is
something that we would like to have, but do not currently have the manpower
to arrange or maintain. If anyone is interested in working with us on these
projects, we would be delighted to hear (mail firstname.lastname@example.org).