Subject: USE_GCC_SHLIB makes depends on wrong gcc
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/03/2003 11:53:58
mk/ has:

.      if defined(USE_GCC_SHLIB)
DEPENDS+=               gcc>=${GCC_REQD}:../../lang/gcc

So then even if you are using gcc3 then the registered dependencies are

Registering depends: gcc>=2.95.3

So then the package really needing USE_GCC_SHLIB could end up being
installed with older or newer (or wrong) gcc libs.

So I made it:
-DEPENDS+=              gcc3>=${GCC_REQD}:../../lang/gcc3
+DEPENDS+=              gcc3=${_CC_VERSION}:../../lang/gcc3

But that makes dependencies on gcc3 meta package. Maybe its hould be more
customizable to depend on gcc3-c and gcc3-c++ if those are used instead.

Any ideas?

   Jeremy C. Reed

p.s. I am looking at this because I considered USE_GCC_SHLIB for