Subject: Re: Packages
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Randy Beaudreault <email@example.com>
Date: 08/07/2001 10:24:13
> > >What packages are they? What were the problems?
>> The two packages I've seen so far have to do with 1.5 and are
>> GTK+-1.2.8 and HFSutils-3.2.6. GTK+ installs just fine but the
>> version reported by gtk-config --version is wrong, 1.2.20, and messes
>> up a build of some outside source code that depends on the proper
>> version being installed. In installing HFSutils I found that pkg_add
>> reported a bad expand URL when it tried to expand libhfs-3.2.6.tbz.
>The first problem is not specific to the package or to the platform. The
>same problem has occurred many places, and will hopefully be fixed
I hope it will, but not if bug reports like mine are summarily
dissmissed with stuff like this:
This problem has been fixed in the meantime. Please update to a newer version.
If there was a newer package to install I would've tried that.
>I'm not quite sure what URL is used in the second package, but I will
>check this out once I get home.
>I think it's safe to submit a pr for the first problem, at least.
Been there, done that. See above. :)
> > Can I report other package problems to you also? Thanks
>If you think that the problems are due to the build process, yes. Version
>numbers and stuff like that are usually not, but I'd like to hear about
>them, so I can rebuild the package once it is fixed.
Ok, I'll ask you what's good for a pr.
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