Subject: pkg/24721: buildlink3 fails with confusing message if prerequisite is old
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/09/2004 11:52:26
>Synopsis: buildlink3 fails with confusing message if dependency is old
>Arrival-Date: Tue Mar 09 19:53:00 UTC 2004
>Release: NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE
System: NetBSD rainier.reedmedia.net 1.6.1_STABLE NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE (GENERIC) #0: Tue Aug 12 02:52:57 PDT 2003 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
When using buildlink3, if the dependency is already installed, but
is an older version than required, the buildlink3 system will stop
with: "... is not installed; can't buildlink files."
I saw this problem with several packages on different machines
(some standard NetBSD with /usr/pkg and another with Linux and /usr).
In follow-up to my tech-pkg mails about this (where I provided
many details), wiz@ said he saw similar problem when
rebuilding gtk2 on a machine that had older atk/pango/glib2 than
the versions gtk2 wanted.
Install some package with buildlink3 while having a dependency
already installed but out-of-date.
You could repeat by manually changing the depends version to be some higher
I don't know.