Can't build devel/qt4-corelib any more -- help?
jerry at seibercom.net
Sun Jun 2 13:01:07 UTC 2013
On Sun, 2 Jun 2013 05:31:38 -0700
David Wolfskill articulated:
> 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
> > /usr/local/include?
> > ...
> 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
> 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 mutt.
> 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 explicitly.
I reported the problem with the "security/pinentry" port several months
ago. I was told then that the default configuration would be changed.
Either someone forgot to do it, or changed their minds. To require by
default a depreciate port seems rather short sighted.
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