Subject: Re: dependencies wrong for expat and firefox-gtk2
To: Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/2004 09:47:13
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Juan RP wrote:
> > ldd of firefox-gtk2 shows
> > libexpat.so.4 => not found
> Should we add BUILDLINK_DEPENDS.expat+= expat>=1.95.7 to firefox
> packages then?
I found that it was only fontconfig for me:
ldd /usr/lib/firefox-gtk2/firefox-bin | cut -d " " -f 3 | grep / |
xargs -n 1 objdump -x | egrep 'file format|NEEDED' | less
We have real no way to know that the BUILDLINK_DEPENDS should have been a
before the March 2 change.
So maybe we should take advantage of the filenames as part of dependency.
In my case, the pkg_add of fontconfig could have checked for
"libexpat.so.5" and failed immediately. (We already have a routine to
gather this information for +BUILD_INFO, for example:
What do you all think?
Or we could force perfect matches, for example:
before the change. (I don't agree with that though.)
Or maybe we could force perfect matches for those who build binary
packages? (On a related note, it appears that pkg_add is broken when
installing package dependencies where the @pkgdep package name is some
range, but the @blddep with a perfect match works fine if you have the
same filename available.)
> Or maybe change it in expat's bl3.mk?
I have now done that, but didn't bump the PKGREVISIONs for the packages
Jeremy C. Reed