HEADS UP: gettext

Trevor Johnson trevor at jpj.net
Fri Jan 23 14:17:57 PST 2004

I've tried to update gettext in the ports collection, and a problem has
turned up.  As described to me by Joe Marcus Clarke, portupgrade will fail
because ports/devel/gettext (the new version which no ports use yet) is in
conflict with ports/devel/gettext-old (the previous version which I set
the ports to depend upon).

I believe that a line

	HOLD_PKGS = ['gettext-*']

in /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf may prevent portupgrade (but not
necessarily portversion) from trying to upgrade gettext.  Alternatively,
I've prepared a patch which bumps the libintl version and PORTREVISIONs of
ports that use gettext, so they depend on the new version.  It needs
testing and review.  It's at

The updated gettext port may be temporarily "moved" to gettext-new and
ports/devel/gettext returned to version 0.12.1 which we've been using for
awhile.  Also, the new gettext port ought to be updated to 0.13.1.  I've
started work on that but I have to leave the computer now.
Trevor Johnson

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