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Re: pkg/52250: gmp and mpfr not found by some packages

The following reply was made to PR pkg/52250; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joern Clausen <>
Subject: Re: pkg/52250: gmp and mpfr not found by some packages
Date: Wed, 02 May 2018 11:26:00 +0200

 On 04/29/18 06:35, David Holland wrote:
 >   On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:05:01AM +0000, Joern Clausen wrote:
 >    >  I think the overall fix would be to check all packages depending on gmp
 >    >  and mpfr and adding appropriate BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS - whatever the
 >    >  minimal version might be in any case. Another fix might be to make SunOS
 >    >  always use pkgsrc's versions and never ever use the builtins.
 >   There's on the order of 100 such packages, and since minimum versions
 >   are rarely documented well (or at all) this doesn't entirely seem like
 >   an effective approach.
 >   Also some crosschecking with the Solaris bulk reports doesn't seem to
 >   suggest that it's a huge problem, although maybe that's a function of
 >   Solaris version.
 If I remember @jperkin correctly, the bulk builds are done on Illumos, 
 which probably does have a different (i.e. newer) userland compared to 
 Solaris 11.
 >   Would it be feasible for you to put something like
 >   .if defined(USE_BUILTIN.gmp) && !empty(USE_BUILTIN.gmp:M[Yy][Ee][Ss])
 >   .warning "****** CAUTION"
 >   .warning "****** Using builtin gmp."
 >   .warning "****** This might be problematic."
 >   .endif
 >   (and maybe another one for mpfr) in your mk.conf, so if you step on
 >   this problem again it doesn't waste your time, and if you hit any
 >   cases let us know?
 I don't think that a mix of packages using native and pkgsrc versions of 
 gmp and mpfr is a good idea, so I will keep
 PREFER_PKGSRC = gmp mpfr
 anyway and not try to solve this on a per-package level. And if the 
 per-package solution depends on the exact derivative of Solaris, I think 
 this will get way to complicated.
 Jörn Clausen
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