pointyhat is building for 5.5 but claiming 8.0

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 8 14:28:09 PST 2008

Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:10:45 +0100 Pav Lucistnik wrote:
>> Boris Samorodov píše v st 09. 01. 2008 v 00:45 +0300:
>>>> No, the port is using sysctl(2) to query the OS version which cannot
>>>> be wrapped.
>>> Hm, ports-mgmt/tinderbox masks it somehow... And doesn't get
>>> an error for this port.
>> The FreeBSD version inside the tinderbox is same as the host?
> No, the versions are different.
>>>> This is common in the python world.  It needs to use
>>>> uname(1) or uname(3) or OSVERSION.
>>> The port itself (at the Makefile) uses "uname -r". There is something
>>> weird though.
>> Not specific to this port - this is an issue with easydistutils or
>> whatsthename of that thing that does eggs.
> But not all of python ports with eggs does not build at pointyhat.
> Err, I mean very few python ports with eggs get errors...

They have often been the cause of failure but someone apparently knows 
how to fix them :)


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