Subject: dependencies not working?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steve Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 03/08/2004 09:21:31
While trying to rebuild certain packages -- libxml2 had a security
advisory -- I've run into a couple of instances where packages didn't
seem to pick up the proper dependencies, or didn't seem to notice that
a package was already installed. Just now, for example, I'm rebuilding
gtk2+ manually because abiword didn't find it. I've also had problems
with pango, and with imlib not requiring x11-links. Has something
changed? Am I doing something wrong? (I've simply used pkg_delete and
'make install' with no overrides or 'make reinstall'; I removed all
work directories, have complete current pkgsrc, etc.)
If it matters, this is a -current kernel and userland from 14 February.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb