How to handle upgrade of libnotify when cups-client-1.4.8 is marked as broken

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at
Sun Aug 28 17:57:31 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 01:26:51PM -0400, Sahil Tandon wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-08-28 at 11:30:27 -0400, Carmel wrote:
> > My question is what changed? It worked before updating "libnotify". Is
> > "libnotify" the culprit or "GNUTLS" or something else and why didn't
> > anyone catch this problem sooner?
> The chain of dependencies during the libnotify update prompted the
> upgrade of cups.  The latter's OpenSSL interfaces are explicitly
> thread-safe, which GNU TLS is not.
> > There appears to be a lot of material released lately that is either
> > broken or requiring a considerable amount of manual intervention.
> > Perhaps a moratorium (port freeze) should be considered until all of
> > the outstanding problems have been corrected.
> We are sorry for the inconvenience which is surely frustrating, but
> freezing the tree because of this does not seem appropriate.

Might be, completely ignoring the option 'use gnutls' in cups ports,
until it can be made working, will change everybody life to be easier.
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