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Dependencies on the rust toolchain
Sigh... it's one of those days.
Using a couple of round tuits to work on mrtg*, I found that this
package, which was well-suited to a small monitoring host, all of a
sudden wants to build this week's lang/rust.
mrtg depends on graphics/gd depends (via default option) on
graphics/libimagequant, whose DESCR says
Small, portable C library for high-quality conversion of RGBA images to
indexed-color (palette) images.
which may have been true but isn't any more:
libimagequant v2 used to be a C library. libimagequant v4 is written
entirely in Rust, but still exports the same C interface for C
programs. You will need to install Rust 1.60+ to build it, and adjust
your build commands. If you do not want to upgrade, you can keep using
the C version of the library in the 2.x branch of the repo.
Given the weight and churn of Rust, I do think we should not blindly
upgrade utility libraries to Rusted versions, especially when - as in
this case - there is a non-rust alternative.
I am inclined to make the libimagequant option for graphics/gd
non-mandatory. And/or package libimagequant v2.
Hauke Fath <hauke%Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE@localhost>
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