ports using sdp when mpeg4ip is installed

Maksim Yevmenkin maksim.yevmenkin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 10:44:14 PST 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 6:10 AM, Guido Falsi <mad at madpilot.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> I maintain a few ports, between those there are gnokii and the ports
> package for obexapp, written by Maksim.
> I already had to deal with the problem in the subject some time ago
> (PR ports/108428) and now that gnokii has sdp support PR ports/131778
> has correctly been filed.
> As exlained in the PRs the problem is mpeg4ip is installing an sdp.h
> file and an libsdp.so library in /usr/local/(include|lib), which
> are preferred by the ports systems(especially the autotools) on the
> system ones breaking software build.
> The solution is doing jumps through hoops to make autotools and
> other pieces behave, hardcoding base system paths or the like. I
> could not find better ways. Whth gnokii right now I'm having big
> problems making libtool behave. I could try patching the system
> wide one to manage this situation, but I don't really understand
> it's internals, if anyone could point me in the right direction
> here that would be very appreciated.
> We could just fix the includes problem by moving one of the two
> sdp.h files in a subdirectory of include, but the libraries problem
> would remain.
> How should I act? Doing the hoop jumping is not a big problem to me, but in
> the future with more programs taking advantage of bluetooth/sdp
> functionality this problem will be even more frequent, and I don't think
> fixing every single case by hand to be a good solution.
> Could we try to find a system or ports wide solution?
> Sorry for the lenghty email, but I wanted to explain the situation
> fully.
> BTW should I also send a resume of this email to gnats for historic
> purposes?
> Thanks in advance for any help, opinions, revision or also confort on
> this.

thanks for keeping the ports up to date!

i think the only reasonable solution is to move sdp.h (and bluetooth.h
while we at it) into /usr/include/bluetooth/

i will see what can be done here. it should be much easier to move
files now when we have svn :)


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