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Re: broken packages for 2012Q3

On 9/28/2012 03:33, David Holland wrote:
On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:21:37PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
  >  >devel/stlport               severe C++ issues
  >  This one seriously should be removed.
  >  I've tried twice to update it to the latest version (5.3 or
  >  something like that) and it needs widespread patching on all
  >  platforms.  Even 5.3 has been abandoned for 5 years, nothing uses
  >  it.  IMO, it's not worth pursuing.

Someone led me to believe it was, actually, still maintained. If it
isn't, let's kill it.

The LLVM guys were evaluating c++ libraries before deciding to roll their own. A big reason STLport was rejected was that all work on trunk had halted 4 years earlier. It's dead. The other reason I recall was c++11 support wasn't even started.

Yes, it is broken:

=>  Checking for missing run-time search paths in tcl-expat-1.1nb6
ERROR: lib/tcl/TclExpat-1.1/ missing library:

I did fix it, here and here:

So either the fix didn't apply to NetBSD or perhaps something else broke it later on. In any case, a new fix is likely trivial. If I can get my machines back on line this weekend, I might take a look at it again.

  >  >comms/asterisk10    PLIST divergence on
  >  >comms/asterisk18    PLIST divergence on
  >  This can be fixed with a "gross hack" for NetBSD and DragonFly, but
  >  I fear the attempt to fix this will simply be reverted and
  >  DragonFly will be left broken for Q3.

Right, with the various circumstances I think this is just going to be
broken. (Sigh.) It is broken on NetBSD as well as on dfly, btw.

I wouldn't fret. If the fix is reverted (as I suspect will happen), NetBSD will be fine. It's "only" DragonFly users that will lose out.


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