Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Min Sik Kim <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 12/31/2005 11:04:35
On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 02:02:54AM -0800, Min Sik Kim wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2005, at 11:35 PM, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> >On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 06:15:54PM -0800, Min Sik Kim wrote:
> >>On Dec 26, 2005, at 3:39 PM, Amitai Schlair wrote:
> >>>
> >>>Module Name:	pkgsrc
> >>>Committed By:	schmonz
> >>>Date:		Mon Dec 26 23:39:35 UTC 2005
> >>>
> >>>Modified Files:
> >>>...
> >>>	pkgsrc/print/tex-hlatex: Makefile
> >>
> >>This package doesn't build only because one of its dependencies,
> >>fonts/tex-uhc-fonts-base, requires teTeX3 while the default tex is
> >>teTeX2.  So the package builds correctly if TEX_DEFAULT is set to
> >>teTeX3.  The bulk build should not try to build this package at all
> >>since its dependent package already failed.
> >>
> >>Could you please revert your change setting PKG_FAIL_REASON, and ask
> >>a pull-up to 2005Q4?
> >
> >Can you explain to me how this is working perfectly in the default
> >case, when, well, the bulk builds run the default case, and this
> >clearly isn't working.
> There are many tex packages that are not working with the default tex  
> (teTeX2), and tex-uhc-fonts-base is one of them.  All such packages  
> are not included in the bulk build because "make show-depends-dirs"  
> fails for them with the following message:
>    ===> teTeX2 is not an acceptable TeX version for tex-eurosym-1.0nb3.
>   *** Error code 1
> The problem occurs when another package depends on them, as already  
> noted by wiz in the recent bulk build ( 
> pkgsrc-bulk/2005/12/29/0005.html).  In the case of tex-hlatex, it  
> depends on tex-uhc-fonts-base, which is not included in the bulk  
> build tree and accordingly never built.  So building tex-hlatex fails  
> as follows:
>   BULK> Package tex-uhc-fonts-base-1.0 not built yet, packaging...
>   /usr/bin/make bulk-package PRECLEAN=no
>   BULK> *** Package tex-uhc-fonts-base-1.0 seems broken and needs  
> attention:
>   -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  213 Dec 17 16:11 /usr/pkgsrc/fonts/tex- 
> uhc-fonts-base/.broken.html
>   *** Error code 1
> And tex-uhc-fonts-base/.broken.html has the following:
>   [printdepends] command failed: /usr/bin/make show-depends-dir ===>  
> teTeX2 is not an acceptable TeX version for tex-uhc-fonts-base-1.0.
>   *** Error code 1
> I'm not familiar enough with the bulk build code to fix this, but tex- 
> hlatex is certainly working when TEX_DEFAULT is set to the correct  
> version.

Right, things work fine when using the correct default.  But ignoring
the problem is going to make it go away.

And for those of us in denial about the problem, it can quite easily
happen that someone wants the new fonts and has the other TeX installed.

So to some suggestions:

1. set up separate (meta-) packages, and use them in preference to
one gigantic "depend on teTeX" statement.

2. find out why "teTeX2 is not an acceptable version" and fix it

3. don't match on teTeX2 being a pre-requisite for tex-eurosym-1.0nb3

4. have separate packages for tex2-eurosym and tex3-eurosyms.

I'm sure there are many more ways to fix this.