Subject: Re: PS re: broken package (fwd)
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/16/1998 19:11:52
On 16.11.98, 09:32:43, David Brownlee wrote:
> 	Where is the best place for this?
> 		David/absolute
>                   -=-  Resentment is a renewable resource  -=-
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 10:27:27 -0400
> From: Hume Smith <>
> To:
> Subject: PS re: broken package
> (this is, again, for the someone in charge of the i386 packages)
> in fact, 1.3.2/i386/gimp-1.0.0 requires three libraries outdated within the packages:
> which is now
> libg[dt] which are now libg[dt]
> i tried simply symlinking the old names to the new but got an undefined symbol - so i think gimp really needs to be repackaged.

Btw, I'm not in charge of any binary package, I merely (try to)
maintain the pkgsrc for gimp and gtk-1.0.

Gimp is a bitch as far as packaging it is concerned. There are some
problems I'm currently trying to figure out. Namely that _building_
gimp requires the script-fu plug-in to be _installed_! Like pulling
yourself out of the swamps by you own hair as once Munchhausen did.

Be aware that the 1.0.0-gimp will _not_ work with gtk 1.1, but
_requires_ gtk-1.0 (available as the package gtk10i). This conflicts
with gtk-1.1, and both should not be installed at the same time. There
is no clean solution to this dilemma that I can see.

If you have any suggestions for the above mentioned problems, your
input is highly welcome, as I don't have too much time myself to
figure them out.

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Bernd Sieker