Subject: Re: xorg-libs on sparc64
To: None <>
From: Arto Huusko <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/24/2006 18:25:01
[please CC me]

>On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 10:57:10PM +0200, Arto Huusko wrote:
>> I'm trying to build xorg-libs on NetBSD/sparc64 4.99.4,
>> and it indeed builds and seems to install succesfully.
>> That is, make install finishes, and there are no errors
>> reported at the end.
>Just because no errors are reported doesn't mean it was successful.

Well, isn't there something wrong in the infrastructure then?

If I say make install for some package, and then I end up with
a system where I have the package installed, I expect that the
package has been installed flawlessly.

Of course I accept that there can be bugs in the system, and
that's OK. But the above statement indicates to me that it
would be normal and OK that packages may be built only partially
yet still get installed as if it everything went OK, and I
don't think that's right.

> In
>fact, xorg-libs normally doesn't bail out on errors,

And that's OK?

I would expect that if something in the middle of the process
that affects the rest of the process fails, the whole process fails.

> so try rebuilding
>it with logging of the output and run make package.

Um, did you read all of my mail? I provided the first error
I see in the install phase of xorg-libs.

Or do you mean I should build the whole thing again, to see
if there are errors before the install phase, too?