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Re: devel/libuuid/ is not used

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 12:47:32PM +0200, Aleksej Lebedev wrote:
> Hi!
> Last time I tried to build anything from pkgsrc on DragonFly BSD was more than a year ago.
> I remember that python didn't build so not much else could be built because of that.
> Today I looked quickly at what was the reason. Turned out it was simply because devel/libuuid doesn't build on DragonFly.
> However DragonFl has its own libuuid, moreover devel/libuuid has in it, but for some reason no packages include it.
> lang/python37 for exmaple directly includes devel/libuuid/
> Does anyone know whether it's intentional or not?
> Ideally devel/libuuid should be fixed for DragonFly, but that shouldn't stop anyone from using pkgsrc as the native libuuid seems to work: replacing with in lang/python37/Makefile gave me a working python3.

I think libuuid is a bad fit for a

util-linux libuuid offers similar functionality but doesn't follow the
same structs/function definitions used by other implementations.

Note that they all say "compatible with DCE 1.1 RPC specification" but
util-linux doesn't say this and uses different function signatures.

Sometimes packages support both, but there's no guarantee that they are

I suspect the same is also true for dragonflybsd uuid_* functions.

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