Upgrading devel/icu (HEADS UP)

Mikhail Teterin mi+mx at aldan.algebra.com
Mon Sep 18 15:15:40 PDT 2006

A number of people have reported crashes in the devel/icu's self-tests.
One such failure is even occuring on the packages-building cluster (on

I'd like to upgrade the port to the vendor's most recent version, 3.6 --
software authors dislike having to delve into earlier versions...

Most of the things should be unaffected, but some of you (incorrectly)
demand a particular shared library version in the list of dependencies:

databases/postgresql80-server/Makefile:LIB_DEPENDS=     icudata.34:${PORTSDIR}/devel/icu
databases/postgresql81-server/Makefile:LIB_DEPENDS=     icudata.34:${PORTSDIR}/devel/icu
devel/boost/Makefile:LIB_DEPENDS+=      icuuc.34:${PORTSDIR}/devel/icu

If you do not object, I intend to fix the above dependencies, commit the
devel/icu upgrade in the next few days and await for the build cluster's

If you have the time and inclination, you can try out the attached patch.


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