math/ggobi does not build, if graphics/graphviz installed

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Fri Apr 26 05:36:12 UTC 2013

Am 25.04.2013 22:40 (UTC+1) schrieb Greg Larkin:
> On 4/25/13 12:02 PM, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>> On 25.04.2013 17:02 (UTC+2), Greg Larkin wrote:
>>> On 4/25/13 1:39 AM, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>>> Am 24.04.2013 22:53 (UTC+1) schrieb Greg Larkin:
>>>>> On 4/24/13 1:38 PM, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>>>>> Oops, sorry for answering myself. But the typo gremlin 
>>>>>> appeared.
>>>>>> On 23.04.2013 18:38 (UTC+2), Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>>>>>> Dear developers,
>>>>>>> I am the maintainer of math/ggobi and I could need some 
>>>>>>> help for a longstanding problem with the build of ggobi 
>>>>>>> (not seen by tinderbox):
>>>>>>> With graphics/graphviz installed, math/ggobi finds this 
>>>>>>> external installation by its configure script in 
>>>>>>> plugins/GraphLayout. Then it tries to use it instead of 
>>>>>>> its internal graphviz version and fails when trying to 
>>>>>>> build the port.
>>>>>> The configure also sets HAVE_LIBGVC=1.
>>>>>>> The diff between graphics/graphviz/Makefile with/without 
>>>>>>> external
>>>>>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ plugins/GraphLayout/Makefile
>>>>>>> graphviz found is like this (the first version does not 
>>>>>>> build):
>>>>>>> 158,159c158,159 < LIBGVC_CFLAGS = 
>>>>>>> -I/usr/local/include/graphviz < LIBGVC_LIBS = 
>>>>>>> -L/usr/local/lib/graphviz -lgvc -lgraph -lcdt ---
>>>>>>> I am looking for either an elegant way to forbid this 
>>>>>>> configure script to use the external graphviz or to use 
>>>>>>> the external graphviz correctly, when installed.
>>>>>>> If this would be possible, an option in the ports 
>>>>>>> Makefile could switch between them (and install external 
>>>>>>> graphviz, if wanted).
>>>>>>> Could someone with more experience be so kind to push me 
>>>>>>> in the right direction, please.
>>>>>>> Many thanks in advance, Rainer Hurling
>>>>> Hi Rainer,
>>>>> Can you post an excerpt of the build failure log file when 
>>>>> math/ggobi attempts to build graphics/graphviz?
>>>> Hi Greg,
>>>> I created an excerpt of the build log and put it together with 
>>>> config.log as a zip in the attachment.
>>>> Please tell me, if I should provide more information.
>>>> Many thanks for your answer, Rainer
>>>>> Thank you, Greg
>>> Hi Rainer,
>>> Can you send all config.log files that appear in the ggobi work 
>>> directory?  That would include any that appear in the plugin 
>>> build subdirectories.
>> Yep, of course. The attached zip should contain them all.
>> Thanks again, Rainer
>>> Thank you, Greg
> Hi Rainer,

Hi Greg,

> There doesn't appear to be an easy way to convince
> plugins/GraphLayout/configure to ignore an already-installed version
> of graphviz, and I don't see any patches for ggobi that enable it to
> support new versions of graphviz.

That's what I have been afraid of :(

> At this point, I would add a post-configure target to the port
> Makefile and use it to patch plugins/GraphLayout/Makefile and
> plugins/GraphLayout/config.h to remove support for libgvc.  I did that
> manually, and I was able to build the plugin by hand with graphviz
> still installed.

For me it would be ok to disable the facility to use external graphviz

Would you agree to share your patch, so that I could use it in the port?
There was no attached patch ;)

You helped me a lot. I had been looking for some time now to find a
solution for that problem. I really appreciate your help.

Many thanks again,

> Hope that helps,
> Greg

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