devel/gio-fam-backend build faild

Sahil Tandon sahil at
Thu Jun 5 02:23:39 UTC 2008

Steven Hartland <killing at> wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Henrik Brix Andersen" 
> <brix at>
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 04:20:40PM +0100, Steven Hartland wrote:
>>> Correct, tbh it really should detect the updated requirement
>>> better than it does.
>> Meaning what?
> Meaning if it depends on a specific version of another package
> it should ensure that version is built and installed. This is
> one of the key benefits features of ports tree IMO.
> The current error is hard to track down, where as if there was
> a failure installing version XYZ of a package e.g. due to a
> conflict, it would be much more obvious to the EU as to what
> the actual issue was.

The error output shows the compilation failure occurs while working with glib 
files.  If the user is not running the latest glib, then that is quite a good 
clue.  And because this particular issue has become a FAQ here on the mailing 
list, the OP could've found the answer by searching the archives.
> Ideally a "make clean" followed by a "make" should never fail
> with such none descript error when its a dependency issue.
The error != nondescript.

> PS: Nothing wrong with top posting as long as maintains the
> thread context, its often much easier to follow IMO. Also has
> the benefit that: people who have been following the thread
> and already know the context, don't have to look through old
> information to find the new :)

Sahil Tandon <sahil at>

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