pkgsrc-Bugs archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: pkg/48694: perllink creates and ignores package conflicts

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48694; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "OBATA Akio" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/48694: perllink creates and ignores package conflicts
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:52:14 +0900

 On Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:10:01 +0900, Jim Bernard <> 
 >    It would be very nice to allow coexistence of conflicting packages.
 >   By the way, there are two related conflicts:
 >   1) I assume there is a silent conflict between btparse and p5-Text-BibTeX,
 >       since the latter includes at least part of btparse internally, though
 >       I haven't tried installing both.
 Ah, then, it is better that p5-Text-BibTeX use libbtparse from pkgsrc, instead 
 bundled one, but I don't know whether it is possible or not.
 >    2) The btparse package and the bibparse packages conflict.  In this case,
 >       the conflicting names are in both PLISTs, so the tools prevent the
 >       collision, though it would be better to permit coexistence.
 For coexistence,
 * rename conflict files
 * change installed location
 But former way, users must call programs with unusual name,
 for later way, users need to call programs carefully,
 with full path, or put preferred one before the other one in PATH.
 OBATA Akio /

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index