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Re: pkg/40383: pkgsrc-2008Q4: sysutils/cdrtools broken

The following reply was made to PR pkg/40383; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/40383: pkgsrc-2008Q4: sysutils/cdrtools broken
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 23:52:59 +0000

 On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 08:45:01PM +0000, Matthew Mondor wrote:
  > [...]
  >>  It built for me ok on a 4.0_STABLE machine a couple days ago, too. I
  >>  think it's time to try to figure out what's different between your
  >>  machine and everyone else's... :(
  >  Well, the stock 2008Q4 went further after changing a line
  >  setting PATH in /etc/profile (making it use export PATH="$PATH:foo"
  >  instead of export PATH='foo', although 300+ packages built fine that
  >  way in 2008Q4, and even cdrtools when I last built it on an older
  >  pkgsrc), so it appears to be a particuliarity of that package's build
  >  system.
 cdrtools has a very strange (some might say "broken") build system,
 and there's not a lot we can do about it but try to work around it.
 Anyway, should this PR be closed at this point?
 David A. Holland

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