Re: graphics/podofo: 0.10.x requirement

From: Kurt Jaeger <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 15:13:31 UTC
> Hi,
> As the maintainer of the calibre port, while trying to update to 6.18.x 
> I've discovered that now calibre requires the new API/ABI incompatible 
> podofo 0.10 version.
> I also guess that other ports will also grow such requirements in the 
> future.
> So my question, both general and to the sunpoet as podofo maintainer, 
> is, how should we address this?
> Also, is this already being addressed, maybe?
> We can't simply update graphics/podofo, obviously (all dependent ports 
> would brake).
> Plan 1 - My first idea is creating a graphics/podofo10 port that can be 
> installed in parallel with graphics/podofo (by changing the name of 
> every file installed that conflicts), so that ports moving to the newer 
> library can be patched to use the newer one.

That's how it is done for other dependencies in other ports sometimes.

netbox and gitlab often have such cases.

> plan 2 - Another option is doing the same as above, but my updating 
> podofo to the latest version and moving old 0.9.x to a graphics/podofo09 
> (or whatever) port, updating all dependencies to use the older port for now.

Also fine.

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