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Re: uuid dance

Patrick Welche <> writes:

> What is the "uuid dance"?
> I see:
> ===> Configuring for farsight2-0.0.31nb31
> cp ../../net/gupnp/files/uuid.pc /tmp/pkgsrc/multimedia/farsight2/work/.buildlink/lib/pkgconfig/
> cp: /tmp/pkgsrc/multimedia/farsight2/work/.buildlink/lib/pkgconfig/uuid.pc: Permission denied
> which apparently is from net/gupnp/
> This is the most hopeful part in the history of that file:
> Author: wiz <>
> Date:   Wed Nov 30 18:40:32 2011 +0000
>     Do the uuid dance properly.
>     XXX: will hopefully not be necessary once libuuid/ works
> Anyone remember what problem this is solving?

I am guessing it's that libuuid's is supposed to cons up a pc
file, so that things that expect it work.

I would check to see if the file already exists and is 444 or something;
there are many problems in pkgsrc with read-only source trees, and it
may need cp -f.
Or that directory may not exist.

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