Subject: USE_MOTIF lossage
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/20/1998 21:31:37
in case noone really realized, USE_MOTIF is utterly broken:
1. Shouldn't this be X11BASE twice in RUN_DEPENDS?
2. what if someone has real Motif installed - RUN_DEPENDS will still cause
to be updated (or at least attempted...). This will fail for both
installing from source (bsd.pkg.mk) as well as binary pkgs (pkg_add).
3. If I have an older lesstif installed (I have 0.81), this will still go
and happily try to register the one from pkgsrc-current (0.83 or so),
which will if course fail as if I had Motif installed (see above).
#1 above should be fairly easy to fix, #2 & #3 are probably not, as that's
a problem of RUN_DEPENDS, not particularly affecting lesstif. If someone
can suggest what to do here, this would be a win.
For a start, I'd suggest we drop any support for "real" motif in pkgsrc,
and add support for what we can and have: lesstif (like we do with about
all other non-pkgsrc software, too).
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>