Subject: pkg/24721: buildlink3 fails with confusing message if prerequisite is old
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/09/2004 11:52:26
>Number:         24721
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       buildlink3 fails with confusing message if dependency is old
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Mar 09 19:53:00 UTC 2004
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE
System: NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE (GENERIC) #0: Tue Aug 12 02:52:57 PDT 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: 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already installed but out-of-date.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.