Subject: Re: textproc/expat and its library name
To: Andy Ball <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 04/04/2006 10:18:55
In regards to your apachectl problem ... was it httpd itself that was
using the old libexpat?
Was your apache installed via pkgsrc?
One problem is that we have open-ended dependencies. So even an old apache
depending on an open-ended expat>=1.95.7 would still be fine with newer
One fix for that (which has not been done yet), is for pkg_add to always
compare the PROVIDES and REQUIRES data from the packages. This will make
sure that the libraries needed and the libraries provided for the packages
> I'm working on that now. Unfortunately in doing so I have
> broken other packages and over-written at least one
> important config file.
What package? pkgsrc does a good job of not touching custom configuration
files. If it was a package problem, we can try to fix it for others.
> In desperation I removed my entire
> pkgsrc tree and fell back to 2006Q1 but I'm finding that all
> is not well there either. I'm on the verge of deleting all
> of my packages and rebuilding the lot in hope that it will
> bring things more into synch. That will take at least a week
Maybe someone (or the NetBSD FTP servers) has ready-to-use binary packages
for you. What do you need? (What packages? What operating system? What
Jeremy C. Reed
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