Request for maintenance: Opera ports
mezz7 at cox.net
Thu Jun 26 15:33:43 PDT 2003
On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 18:04:50 -0400, Carl Mascott <cmascott at att.net> wrote:
> On April 8, 2003 I e-mailed the maintainer (des at freebsd.org)
> of the native Opera port to report an error in the port for
> Opera 6.11. I asked him to check for the same error in the
> port for Opera 6.12. The check requires typing one ldd command.
> I never got an answer to my e-mail.
ldd command isn't always help, btw.. For example, Opera required libXm.so.2
to make the plug-ins work and it isn't in the ldd.
> On June 13, 2003 I e-mailed the maintainer again to report
> that both the linux-opera 6.12 and the opera 6.12 ports have
> the same error I reported in opera 6.11 on April 8. The
> maintainer has not fixed either error.
> The error is the same in both ports: there is an erroneous
> dependency upon libpng.so. Both linux-opera and opera are
> statically linked with libpng: libpng.so is not required.
You are right, thanks for found this out and I will send the PR to update
www/linux-opera7 by remove the depend on libpng. I am the maintainer for
linux-opera7 and will be on linux-opera when nork isn't busy.. I will have
to email and ask nork if he's not busy anymore, so linux-opera7 can merge
into linux-opera. des will let me to take over the maintainer job for
linux-opera, which he already approved me.
> I understand that there is a policy that if the port maintainer
> does not maintain the port, one can ask here for someone
> else to maintain the port. Since it has now been over 2 1/2
> months since I first contacted the port maintainer, can someone
> else please fix this error in linux-opera and opera, so that
> users will not be installing unneeded support software? Thanks.
> P.S. The fix requires deleting one line each from two
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