Subject: Re: I found my 'missing' .la files
To: None <>
From: walt <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/21/2004 10:13:05
D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> On February 19, 2004 10:30 am, walt wrote:
>>Anyway, to find the source of your 'missing' .la file just grep thru
>>all the other .la files in /usr/pkg/ for the name of your missing
>>file.  When you figure out which are the offending ones just re-
>>compile those packages which will regenerate the correct .la files
>>for you.
> I have been having a different but related problem.  I am rebuilding KDE and 
> every package stops until I manually intervene.  Here is an example:

> grep: /usr/obj/games/kdegames3/work.i386/.buildlink/lib/ No 
> such file or directory
> sed: /usr/obj/games/kdegames3/work.i386/.buildlink/lib/ No 
> such file or directory
> shlibtool: link: 
> `/usr/obj/games/kdegames3/work.i386/.buildlink/lib/' is not a 
> valid libtool archive
> gmake[3]: *** [] Error 1
> The fix is to symlink /usr/pkg/lib/ 
> to /usr/obj/games/kdegames3/work.i386/.buildlink/lib/ 
> (substitute your own directories where things are kept) and continue the 
> build.  I checked the file in .../fonts/fontconfig/ and it has 
> this line:
> BUILDLINK_FILES.fontconfig+=    lib/libfontconfig.*

What I just discovered in trying to fix pango is that the libfontconfig package
is redundant because all those headers and libraries are installed by X in
/usr/X11R6, including a conflicting /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/fontconfig.pc
which directs the loader/linker to the native libraries instead of the
ones in /usr/pkg/lib.  I don't know why this confuses things but it
certainly seems to.

I fixed the mess by deleting the fontconfig package and recompiling everything
else, which fixed my gnome.

Recompiling kde might just pull the fontconfig package back in as a dependency,
dunno about that since I don't have kde on any netbsd machines.

I also don't know why Xft and freetype are needed as packages since they
are also redundant -- but aren't causing me any problems at the moment.