Subject: Re: sawfish package
To: Dan Winship <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/23/2000 23:18:13
On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Dan Winship wrote:

> I made a package for sawfish (the window manager formerly known as
> sawmill). It was ok.

Allright! I'd been hacking on this for a while, but librep always
choked, for me, on bootstrapping the lisp compiler.
> 1) I had to update devel/librep and x11/rep-gtk. Ted, I'm happy to
>    claim maintainership of them if you don't want them any more.

devel/librep is duplicated as lang/librep. One of those should go away.

> Is hacking up gettext like that ok?

I think so.

> How do I make rep-gtk depend on the "new" gettext (with .so) which has
> the same version number as the "old" gettext the user may already have
> installed?

The obvious solution that comes to mind is to bump the version number
of the package to gettext-0.10.35nb1, and depend on that.
> Should I do anything about gmp or just don't worry be happy? (And
> should I update lang/ghc and security/srp_client to require
> "gmp>=2.0.2" instead of "gmp-2.0.2"?) If people want to try out the
> new gmp, the diffs are included below. (And the rest of the diffs are
> at

I found it simple to update gmp as well, but I witheld committing
because 1) it's orthogonal to building sawfish, and 2) it's not clear
to me what the benefit is from upgrading, or even that it doesn't
break the other packages that depend on it.