Subject: Re: background package builds and autoconf/readline: guile loses
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/20/2005 18:45:36
On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 11:59:00AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I realize chroot issues and controlling terminal etc. issues are
> separate, and that this is a manifestation of a larger issue with
> package configuration needing to test interactive-type things (tty, X
> server, etc.).  So perhaps I should be dissociating from controlling
> tty, or at least redirecting stdin also.

the X checks are notably problematic.  abiword required some hacks to
build under pkg_comp, since it uses a compiled version of itself to
generate help files, which won't run unless DISPLAY is set and working,
even though it doesn't actually display anything to X.

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |