Subject: Re: pine probs: structure has no member named `always_spell_check'
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2002 21:42:31
On Mon, 16 Dec 2002 21:12:52 +0100
Quentin Garnier <> wrote:

> No, the problem here is that the pkgsrc was only partly updated. Thus, the
> included was outdated WRT the pine package.
> This is kind of a flaw in the buildlink design, but I don't think there's

*ehem* (see below) :p

> any simple solution to that : bumping a buildlinked package would mean
> updating all packages that depend on it, and not doing that is precisely
> one of the reasons buildlink is used.

Version dependancies can be specified, even in the buildlink
infrastructure. You could use something like:


But I do not know why we are not doing this on packages where we really
know which versions require. I think that the version specified inside the file should serve as a "fallback".

Any comments?

Julio Merino ( <>