Subject: Re: xpm package
To: None <>
From: John Darrow <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/23/2000 11:28:34
Dr. Rene Hexel <> wrote:
>Adam Ciarcinski wrote:

>> xpm-3.4k cannot be built because of bug in
>> pkgsrc/mk/ which makes it dependedn on itself

>> Please fix that if you can :)
>> (Should be in send-pr, I know, but it's urgent)

>  I can't reproduce this here.  To me this sounds like you
>unconditionally defined USE_XPM in /etc/mk.conf (or on the command
>line).  This is wrong (and can, in fact, lead to an endless loop),
>because USE_XPM is supposed to be defined only by packages that require

No, it is broken, and I filed a pr on it explaining exactly _why_ the
logic in question is broken.  (Maybe you already have xpm installed (without
xpkgwedge), or you have xfree 4.0, either of which would mask the problem.)

See pkg/11548.

Please fix this ASAP, as it breaks pkgsrc for anyone using our shipped xsrc
(XFree 3.x) and current pkgsrc.


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