bin/57466: dialog(1) does not read stdin, breaks subversion
Bram at moolenaar.net
Fri Jul 23 12:50:25 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR bin/57466; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Bram Moolenaar <Bram at moolenaar.net>
To: "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at freebsd.org>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/57466: dialog(1) does not read stdin, breaks subversion
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 21:41:41 +0200
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > 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.
portupgrade: Command not found
If portupgrade is such an obvious solution, then why isn't it used
automatically? I have no idea what the side effects will be, I'm not
going to take a risk on a stable system.
In other words: Why isn't the right version of expat installed when it's
needed? Version conflicts should be dealt with, not result in an error
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