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Re: python/ PKGNAME_REQD issue breaks gnome build

David Brownlee <> writes:

> On Tue, 23 Dec 2008, Greg Troxel wrote:
>>> meta-pkgs/gnome depends on time/hamster-applet. Building
>>> hamster-applet works fine, but meta-pkgs/gnome trying to
>>> build it fails with
>>> make: "/pkgsrc/time/hamster-applet/Makefile" line 32: Malformed
>>> conditional (${PYPKGPREFIX} == "py24")
>>> make: "/pkgsrc/time/hamster-applet/Makefile" line 32: Need an operator
>>> This appears to be because hamster-applet includes
>>> ../../lang/python/ which tries to derive the
>>> python version from PKGNAME_REQD, and fails.
>>> Checking PKGNAME_REQD contains py([0-9][0-9])- seems to
>>> resolve this.
> [...]
>> So how, after your proposed change, does hamster figure out which
>> version of python to depend on?  I suppose it hits system default
>> because we aren't rebuilding py23-hamster?
>       Sorry - I must be missing something here. There doesn't appear
>       to be any py*-hamster package - hamster-applet installs as
>       hamster-applet-* without any embedded python version (which
>       may be suboptimal in itself).

I meant "since we have hamster than than py-hamster".

>       My patch doesn't affect the python version selecting
>       behaviour (other than making the "build in gnome depending
>       on hamster-applet depending on python" case match the "build
>       in hamster-applet depending on python" rather than erroring
>       out.

in that case i have no objection.  I was wondering if there was
something more deeply broken lurking.

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