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Re: pkg/52755: lang/python27 needs comp.tgz to find shared libraries
The following reply was made to PR pkg/52755; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/52755: lang/python27 needs comp.tgz to find shared libraries
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:31:19 +0000
On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 11:55:01PM +0000, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
> Many Python-based programs and packages will fail to work without the "comp"
> set installed, since ctypes.util.find_library() will not find any library
> without it being installed.
I don't think it's reasonable to expect 3rd-party software to work
with parts of base missing.
> To work around the problem, install the "comp" set. However I do not
> think we can expect users to have to install it. I avoid installing it
> as often as possible myself (notably for security reasons).
> I am not sure what the proper fix should be:
> - let lang/python* depend on an implementation of lang/gcc
> - adding a message when installing lang/python*
> I would clearly prefer the former.
Perhaps you should figure out what it's doing that's not working, first...
David A. Holland
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