Subject: Re: 1.5/i386 pkg set revisited
To: Paul (NCC/CS) <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/20/2000 21:20:20
On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Paul (NCC/CS) wrote:

> Gnome from the binary pkg is broken because it's not
> compiled to work with the newer freetype-lib-1.3.1
> which is needed by gv and instead it needs freetype-lib-1.2
> which if installed makes gv fail.

This is because binary packages improperly contain recursive
dependencies on all their component packages (set at package build
time). "gnome" itself doesn't depend in any way on freetype-lib, only
"gv" does, and the "gv" package is the place to specify that
dependency. Duplicating it in "gnome" obviously causes problems.

If you wish to compile gnome from source, your best bet is to roll
back pkgsrc to before the gettext changes. With anoncvs, you could
update to the tag, e.g.:

"cd /usr/pkgsrc; cvs update -P -d -rnetbsd-1-5-RELEASE"

Otherwise, the pkgsrc tarball under .../NetBSD-1.5/source or
.../NetBSD-1.4.3/source should do as well.