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Re: Using fontconfig-2.13 from xsrc on NetBSD [was Re: libuuid_ul and fontconfig]

Thomas Klausner <> wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 03:11:00PM +0100, Robert Swindells wrote:
>> matthew green wrote:
>> >fontconfig is at latest.  it should just work, but there's something
>> >missing and pkgsrc fontconfig is still gets pkgsrc'd, but i have not
>> >had a look at why yet.. someone with better pkgsrc should ;-)
>> Maybe someone could post something to one of the pkgsrc mailing lists
>> asking for help.
>I took a look. fontconfig's works as intended and sets
>USE_BUILTIN.fontconfig to yes.
>But then the infrastructure overrides it:
>This means that buildlink3 decided that the builtin fontconfig can't
>be used because it depends on libuuid, and libuuid is not builtin.
>(Instead a uuid implementation is included in xsrc's fontconfig, but
>pkgsrc doesn't know that.)
>I have no idea what the fix is.

Why does libuuid_ul in base have to be private to fontconfig ?

On my system libuuid-2.31 is used by python37-3.7.3 as well as by
fontconfig, so I don't think it would work to provide a dummy uuid.pc
in base.

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