pkgsrc: libidn

Hasso Tepper hasso at
Sun Mar 22 06:34:09 PDT 2009

Petr Janda wrote:
> /usr/libexec/ Shared object "" not found,
> required by "konqueror"

That's how pkgsrc works at the moment. I agree that it should handle the 
situation much better, but ...

> What happens is that all the packages were compiled against this
> version of libidn and when it gets updated everything shits itself. I
> think packages should compile against a symbolic link( to
> libidn that doesnt have the version in it.

And if the library contains API/ABI incompatible change?

> Can we do something about this?

Not really unless you don't want to put significant resources making 
pkgsrc much better regarding update procedure.

> P.S: are we going to put pkgsrc in git (which links to the netbsd CVS)?
> I think it would be much easier to roll our own patches and stuff this
> way.

If we can't put significant resources into it, no.

Hasso Tepper

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