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Re: pkg/44178: misc/openoffice2 missing graphics/gdk-pixbuf2-xlib dependency (NetBSD 5) (possible fix)
The following reply was made to PR pkg/44178; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/44178: misc/openoffice2 missing graphics/gdk-pixbuf2-xlib
dependency (NetBSD 5) (possible fix)
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 07:37:56 +0000
On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 06:35:01AM +0000, kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost wrote:
> And pkg_info shows that while graphics/gdk-pixbuf2 is installed,
> graphics/gdk-pixbuf2-xlib is not.
> I'm guessing that that once was added as a dependency of
> something else, but whatever that something else was, no
> lomger needs it, so it was dropped (which then wouldn't be
> noticed in a "normal" build environment where just about
> everything is installed all the time).
However, what happened AFAIK is that gdk-pixbuf2 was split out of gtk2
in the latest GNOME. I'm not clear on the exact role of
gdk-pixbuf2-xlib, but I think it was part of gtk2 in the past also.
> If we were to operate under the assumption that packages should
> explicitly mention everything they use themselves, then there
> are probably a bunch more includes needed (eg: I see nothing
> that explicitly includes gtk2 yet openoffice2 clearly expects
> to use that one - it gets included anyway, but should it be
> explicit here?).
...however, in this case it's in options.mk.
David A. Holland
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