Subject: Re: PR/37157 CVS commit: pkgsrc/databases/shared-mime-info
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
From: Gilles Gravier <Gilles@Gravier.org>
Date: 10/29/2007 16:43:52
Min Sik Kim wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/37157; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: "Min Sik Kim" <minskim@NetBSD.org>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: PR/37157 CVS commit: pkgsrc/databases/shared-mime-info
> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:30:55 -0700
> On 10/29/07, Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 11:40:04AM +0000, Min Sik Kim wrote:
> > > Log Message:
> > > This package requires recent gettext-lib and the one included in NetBSD-3
> > > is too old. Add NetBSD-.* to INCOMPAT_GETTEXT so that it avoids
> > > using built-in gettext-lib on those platforms.
> > Please revert this. It creates a lot more problems than it is fixing.
> Could you elaborate on this? The package is required by many others,
> most notably gnome. Leaving it broken on the latest release of NetBSD
> for weeks was not acceptable. Since the problem also existed in
> pkgsrc-2007Q3, I wanted a solution that didn't change infrastructure
> so that it could be easily pulled up.
> I would be happy to see this change reverted when a better fix is
> committed. If anyone plans to do so, be my guest
At this point in time, what I have to do every time something requires a
rebuild of shared-mime-info is to wait for the build to crash, then to
and remove the following lines :
Starting line 760. Then make again and it works.
Not really the way I imagine things for NetBSD users in general...
It would indeed be better for this critical package (which breaks GNOME
every time while it is not fixed) to be properly patched.