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Re: Broken binaries again
On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 01:16:45PM -0400, Julio Merino wrote:
> On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger
> <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> wrote:
> > On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 09:54:49AM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> >> Thanks. As far as I can see this variable is widely used in packages.
> >> However there is one problem with it. It disables both PROVIDES and
> >> REQUIRES but only REQUIRES should be disabled. Disabling the former may
> >> break PROVIDES/REQUIRES consistency with other packages.
> >> The following patch solves the problem of temporary directories in
> >> REQUIRES. I raised it in November.
> >> http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-pkg/2011/11/19/msg008014.html
> >> Objections?
> > Objected.
> Joerg: this behavior helps no-one. Please stop it. If you are going
> to object, provide a rationale. And while at it, one that makes sense
> and is understandable by non-experts.
His rationale is: the problem is that the package is broken because it
contains wrong rpaths. The PROVIDES/REQUIRES issue is a symptom of
this. Patching the symptom masks the real problem.
I have no idea why he can't just say this.
Anyhow, it seems he just committed the openjdk fixes he's been working
on, so the PROVIDES/REQUIRES problem there should have gone away.
David A. Holland
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