giflib in graphics/gdal

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Wed Feb 22 21:37:25 UTC 2012

On 22.02.2012 22:27 (UTC+1), Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On 2012-Feb-21 14:51:50 -0500, Steve Wills<swills at>  wrote:
>>> Is it correct to use portmaster -o graphics/giflib graphics/libungif
>> Looks OK to me.
> And then rebuild all ports that used libungif.
>>> And thew next question is I have in /var/db/pgs bot giflib and libingif.
>>> How can I find whic one is installed, please? Or are both?
>> They install files to the same place, overwriting each other. So whichever
>> one was installed last would be the one that's really installed.
> It's not quite that simple.  Both install include/gif_lib.h but the
> associated libraries have different names.  If you have both
> installed, the most most recently installed will select which
> include/gif_lib.h is used but the library used will depend on the
> whims of the port's configuration tools.
>> is they're very similar, so it didn't cause problems. Nevertheless, it's
>> still a bad idea for them both to be installed, hence the addition of the
>> conflict between them.
> It's very unfortunate that the ports depending on libungif weren't all
> cleaned up before the conflict was added.  The current situation is a
> mess and, for many people, requires manual intervention to make the
> ports system work.

Yes, for example graphics/osg is another candidate ...

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