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Re: pkg/42971: x11/libxcb sports undeclared dependency on "xau"

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42971; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Hauke Fath <hauke%Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/42971: x11/libxcb sports undeclared dependency on "xau"
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:43:57 +0100

 At 15:30 Uhr +0000 14.3.2010, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 02:05:00PM +0000, Hauke Fath wrote:
 > >    Building x11/libxcb on netbsd-4 fails with an undeclared
 > >    dependency on "xau" -- whatever that is; a find(1) on the
 > >    pkgsrc tree comes up empty. My guess is that the package was
 > >    built and committed on an xorg system, without checking for
 > >    backward compatibility.
 > It is not compatible with ancient versions.
 What, pray tell, does your comment have to do with the PR?
 The package has to document its dependencies, check for them, and either
 work without (an optional dependency), or refuse to build on systems that
 cannot satisfy the dependency.
 Instead, it fails in a most obscure way. Which is a bug, in my book.
 "It's never straight up and down"     (DEVO)

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