ptlib build failure - breaks pwlib - hence also asterisk - opal - & openh323

Jerry freebsd-ports.user at
Thu Sep 23 16:23:09 UTC 2010

On Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:35:21 -0400
Mikhail T. <mi+thun at> articulated:

>   23.09.2010 04:14, David Southwell написав(ла):
> >
> > > To OP (David Southwell):
> >
> > > Do you have openssl installed from ports (so it shows up in
> > > pkg_info output)?
> >
> David, I think, it is much easier for you to answer the above simple 
> question, than for the others to attempt the below experiment...
> > > To port maintainers:
> >
> > > Could you try to build your ports in the presence of openssl
> > > installed from ports?
> >
> > Have any maintainers tried this?
> >
> Not me...

A few months ago, after upgrading to version 8/amd64 and installing
OpenSSL from ports, I had several ports bomb out when I attempted to
build them. I filed PR's against them and contacted the maintainers. It
appeared that the majority of these port maintainers were not even aware
that their port would not build in the presents of OpenSSL when it was
installed via the ports tree. In any case, I was able to get them to
fix their ports to build correctly.

What amazed me is that this is such a common occurrence that it should
have been contemplated when the port was released. Perhaps the Porters
Handbook should list ports that have a corresponding base system
counterpart; thereby, alerting the maintainer that he/she should test
against both versions to insure full compatibility.

Just my 2¢.

Jerry ✌
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