HEADS UP: gettext

Kirill Ponomarew krion at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jan 23 14:38:23 PST 2004


On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 05:18:02PM -0500, Trevor Johnson wrote:
> 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
> <URL:http://people.freebsd.org/~trevor/ports/gettext-dependencies.diff>.
> 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.

Why did you create this *-old *-new versions and not just
updated gettext and bumped PORTREVISIONs for depended ports ?

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