x11-toolkits/py-gnome-extras dependency

Lars Eighner eighner at io.com
Sun Jul 16 03:27:02 UTC 2006

On Sat, 15 Jul 2006, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-07-15 at 20:58 -0500, Lars Eighner wrote:
>> I have a 6.1 system.  I attempted to upgrade gnome, which according
>> to UPDATING did not this time require the upgrade script.  This
>> was pretty hairy with portupgrade -a, but almost everything worked
>> out.  However several upgrades were skipped because the build of
>> x11-toolkits/py-gnome-extras failed.  It failed because it thinks
>> (as of tonight, Saturday) that it depends on libgda2.  But libgda2
>> fails because libgda3 is installed and libgda2 thinks it should not
>> install over libgda3.  Libgda3 cannot be removed because it is required
>> by several more-coreish-looking gnome ports.
>> Is it possible the dependency is wrong in x11-toolkits/py-gnome-extras?
> The dependency is correct.  libgda3 is experimental, and its development
> has been inconsistent.  All ports with depend on libgda3 have either an
> optional dependency, or are unstable themselves.  If you remove libgda3,
> then rebuild those ports which depended on it, you can get libgda2
> installed.

Well it appears the ports that depend on libgda3 are

gnumeric will not build with libgda2. 
gnome2-office will not build without gnumeric.

So it would appear to me that I am caught in a crossfire in a war
between (or possibly among) port maintainers.

I cannot believe I have spent a week on this and it cannot
be completed because of a petty little ego conflict.  I should have
know this would happen when the religious right faction managed
to oust Beastie.

Lars Eighner
eighner at io.com  lars at larseighner.com
8800 N IH35 APT 1191 AUSTIN TX 78753-5266

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