Can't build devel/qt4-corelib any more -- help?
david at catwhisker.org
Sun Jun 2 12:31:39 UTC 2013
On Sun, Jun 02, 2013 at 12:37:35PM +0300, Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
> > /var/db/pkg
> > albert(9.1-S) echo qt*
> > echo: No match.
> > albert(9.1-S)
> Can you also check that you don't have some stray q* headers in
Sorry; I erred: I was confused about which system was involved. The
above wasn't the "problem child" -- that ... honor ... was reserved for
my desktop at work.
And that one did have qt-3.3.8_14 installed. :-(
"pkg_delete qt-3.3.8_14" reported that:
pkg_delete: package 'qt-3.3.8_14' is required by these other packages
and may not be deinstalled:
So... fine; one "pkg_delete -f qt-3.3.8_14" later, and it was gone.
I then attempted "portmaster security/pinentry security/gnupg" (in
an attempt to ensure that they wouldn't wander off into the weeds
or something equally non-useful). That failed, claiming:
===>>> security/pinentry 1/2 >> x11-toolkits/qt33 (1/1)
0;portmaster: security/pinentry 1/2 >> x11-toolkits/qt33 (1/1)^G
===>>> Port directory: /usr/ports/x11-toolkits/qt33
===>>> This port is marked DEPRECATED
===>>> No upstream activity since 2008; unmaintained
===>>> If you are sure you can build it, remove the
DEPRECATED line in the Makefile and try again.
===>>> Update for x11-toolkits/qt33 failed
===>>> Aborting update
It *finally* occurred to me that maybe there was a (default?) option set
for security/pinentry that might be bringing in QT3.
So I tried "portmaster --force-config security/pinentry security/gnupg";
sure enough, all of the options for pinentry -- including one labelled
"QT3 Qt3 frontend" -- were selected. I de-selected that one, and
that step then proceeded without further incident.
After that, I was able to install devel/qt4-corelib. (I then ran
"portmaster --check-depends" -- just because I figured it couldn't
In my defense, I suspect that it had been a few years since I had looked
at the options for security/pinentry. And the port's Makefile, at
r317525, appears to specify QT3 as a default option. (Or am I confused
-- about that, I mean?)
IIRC, I only picked up security/pinentry as a port on which
security/gnupg depended -- it was pretty far from my focus at the time
(of initially installing gnupg -- probably a bit over 5 years ago). And
ports on which security/pinentry depended would be even further from my
focus: I'm not really a developer; I don't write Qt applications. I
merely wanted to be able to handle PGP-compatible signing & encryption
In any case: Thank you *very* much for your help. I doubt I would have
made the connection to Qt3 had it not been pointed out to me rather
David H. Wolfskill david at catwhisker.org
Taliban: Evil men with guns afraid of truth from a 14-year old girl.
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