bin/57466: dialog(1) does not read stdin, breaks subversion port

Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Fri Jul 23 12:00:48 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR bin/57466; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at>
To: Bram Moolenaar <Bram at>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at,
	"Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at>
Subject: Re: bin/57466: dialog(1) does not read stdin, breaks subversion
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 11:57:00 -0700

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 On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 11:37, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
 > Bruce -
 > > This PR caught my eye because at one point I used to maintain the
 > > subversion port.  When did it ever use the dialog command?  It didn't
 > > when I used to maintain it, and it doesn't seem to now.
 > >=20
 > > Is this still a problem?
 > I'll try it out (now using FreeBSD 4.9)...  Hmm, now the subversion port
 > breaks because of a nasty dependency:
 > 	An older version of textproc/expat2 is already installed (expat-1.95.6_1=
 > The usual problem: 126 packages depend on expat-1.95.6_1!  Thus I can't
 > use the subversion port at this time.  This kind of dependency makes
 > the port system completely useless!
 portupgrade is your friend.  In this case what happened (I think) is
 that the shared library version number for expat was incremented and
 subversion (rightfully) wants the newer one.  If you portupgrade the
 expat port, it'll save away a copy of the old library (or libraries) so
 your 126 existing ports can use them.
 > Note that the original problem is not with subversion, it just happened
 > to occur in the subversion port.  The actual problem is with "dialog".
 Unfortunately, I'm actually fairly clueless about how dialog works.  I
 was just trying to see how it related to subversion.
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