ports/128140: update devel/pwlib to 2.4.1 to fit GNOME 2.24
steve at energistic.com
Wed Oct 22 21:30:04 UTC 2008
The following reply was made to PR ports/128140; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Steve Ames <steve at energistic.com>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.ORG
Cc: d9364104 at mail.nchu.edu.tw
Subject: Re: ports/128140: update devel/pwlib to 2.4.1 to fit GNOME 2.24
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:47:20 -0400
Have you tested this pwlib update against other users of pwlib? I expect it will break openh323 which will break a number of other ports. I realize openh323 is pretty dated (the project forked into Opal and h323plus quite a while ago). However, I think introducing port breakage is to be avoided where possible. I believe there are only two direct consumers of pwlib in the source tree: Opal and openh323. The following ports all seem to go through the openh323 vector which will be broken by this upgrade to pw lib:
Most/All of them can be converted to Opal or H323Plus.
Alternately you can create a new net/ptlib port and mark as conflicting conflicting with net/pwlib. Then update ptlib to 2.4.2 and set opal and company to use ptlib instead of pwlib. the upgrade path would be kind of hairy for people who already have pwlib installed but this may still be the easiest solution. I'm completely open to solutions, however the existing patch causes dependants to break and I'm not sure I have time to clean up after :)
Some of these ports I'm not sure anyone cares about. Others (asterisk,gatekeeper,yate) people definately do.
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