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Re: pkg/54612: security/gpgme not compatible with newer Pythons?

The following reply was made to PR pkg/54612; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/54612: security/gpgme not compatible with newer Pythons?
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 04:37:48 +0000

 On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:20:00AM +0000, wrote:
  > I'm trying to build security/gpgme (as dependency of mail/mutt), and it fails with
  > python3.4-gpg/gpgme_wrap.c: In function '_PySwigObject_type':
  > python3.4-gpg/gpgme_wrap.c:1749:3: error: 'cmpfunc' undeclared (first use in this function)
  >  1749 |  (cmpfunc)SwigPyObject_compare,     /* tp_compare */
  >       |   ^~~~~~~
  > python3.4-gpg/gpgme_wrap.c:1749:3: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
  > python3.4-gpg/gpgme_wrap.c:1749:11: error: expected '}' before 'SwigPyObject_compare'
  >  1749 |  (cmpfunc)SwigPyObject_compare,     /* tp_compare */
  >       |           ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  > I have python37-3.7.4 installed, and looking at gpgme_wrap.c, I
  > assume that PyTypeObject has changed and the code has not been
  > adjusted.
 This failure is a result of using a too-old version of swig; swig 1.x
 doesn't support python3.
  > Actually, the pkgsrc Makefile does not mention Python or Swig at
  > all, or accepted or incompatible versions. So I guess the creation
  > of Python bindings happens accidentally, depending on the presence
  > of a usable Python. I think this dependency should be made
  > mandatory for this package, or made an option: The configure script
  > offers "--enable-languages=", which could be set.
 This part was fixed recently, so I guess the issue is resolved...
 David A. Holland

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