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Re: pkg/52250: gmp and mpfr not found by some packages

The following reply was made to PR pkg/52250; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jonathan Perkin <>
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rn?= Clausen <>
Subject: Re: pkg/52250: gmp and mpfr not found by some packages
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:20:46 +0100

 * On 2017-06-19 at 19:24 BST, Jörn Clausen wrote:
 > I'll test it tomorrow and let you know.
 > Technically, this solves the issue that lead me here, but not in a
 > nice way: net/net-snmp depends on tcpwrapper. On i86 the native
 > library is not found and the pkgsrc version is used, ending in a
 > successful build of net-snmp. On sparc, net-snmp tries to use the
 > native version and bails out. Both should find the native version -
 > and fail to use it...
 Ok, that's fine, we just need to put a proper fix in at the right place.
 The order of which would be something like:
 1. If it's just a bug in net-snmp's tcp_wrappers support then we should
    fix it there via a software patch.
 2. If the builds are failing because Solaris tcp_wrappers is fundamentally
    incompatible with pkgsrc tcp_wrappers and is likely to cause problems
    with a reasonable number of packages, then we should either modify the
    tcp_wrappers file so that IS_BUILTIN returns no on that
    platform, or set _OPSYS_PREFER.tcp_wrappers=pkgsrc in
 3. If it's that net-snmp is incompatible with Solaris tcp_wrappers in a
    major way then we can do something like set PREFER.tcp_wrappers=pkgsrc
    in the net-snmp Makefile for SunOS.  This isn't a great solution as it
    can lead to conflicts between some packages using native tcp_wrappers
    and others using pkgsrc, hence why it is last.
 Jonathan Perkin

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