what is gio-fam?

Ricardo Nabinger Sanchez rnsanchez at wait4.org
Tue Apr 15 14:43:27 UTC 2008

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:03:18 -0400
Mikhail Teterin <mi+mill at aldan.algebra.com> wrote:

> вівторок 15 квітень 2008 08:55 до, Ricardo Nabinger Sanchez Ви написали:
> > Not quite.  I also faced this, but was lucky to discover in time (not
> > closing any open app) where this dependency was coming from.  The only port
> > I had to update was glib, a couple of times, and gio-fam was finally built.
> > This was instinctive, but worked.
> "A couple of times"? Congratulations...


> One should not need this luck, nor this instinct, however.

It wasn't luck, I usually upgrade a few ports before launching a bunch of upgrades.  Glib build broke during some other port upgrade, and I checked what happened.  Updated its dependencies, itself forcibly, and then resumed the other port.

> Until I decide to upgrade gnome, all other gnome-using ports should be content 
> with the version of gnome I already have...
> This is all patently obvious, I might add. The automatic gio-fam dependency 
> should be made smarter and/or optional (depending on which gnome is already 
> installed).
> Going forward, one hopes, gnome-team will not be so cavalier in forcing 
> upgrades...

How about working with the gnome-team instead of blaming them?  I'd bet that if you had to upgrade Gnome by hand, you would be using KDE or something else.

Shouting at gnome-team won't help at all.

Ricardo Nabinger Sanchez
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