problem with games/pokerth upgrade

Guido Falsi mad at
Sat Jan 7 15:08:45 UTC 2012


I'm seeking counsel on the upgrade of games/pokerth to latest version.

The new version depends on textproc/tinyxml, but requires it to be 
compiled with TIXML_USE_STL defined, wich, at present, is not the default.

I tested adding such an option to the tinyxml port making it the default 
for testing purposes. While this fixes the problem with pokerth, it 
breaks at least another port (ftp/filezilla).

At this point I'm a little taken back. I don't really know how to solve 
this dilemma.

I can't modify tinyxml port, since it's needed as is, nor create a slave 
port with this option: it would have to conflict with the original 
tinyxml, and leave people having to choose which version of the library 
to keep, precluding them at least one of the two mentioned programs.

Anyone has a suggestion on how to solve this? What do the ports 
collection policies really allow me to do?

Thanks in advance for any help.

As a side note I don't like projects taking this kind of freedom with 
their requirements, as I often see happening, but, being the maintainer 
of this port, I just get the upstream code as is...

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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