giflib in graphics/gdal

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Wed Feb 22 21:40:26 UTC 2012

On 22.02.2012 22:37 (UTC+1), Rainer Hurling wrote:
> 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 ...

Oops, just recognized, that there is already PR ports/165370 and 
ports/165372 for it. Sorry for the noise.

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