imake 1.0 vs. 4.3.0

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Apr 13 16:17:17 PDT 2003

On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 09:19:47AM -0500, Mike Meyer wrote:
> In <20030413075730.GA56425 at>, Hanspeter Roth <hampi at> typed:
> >   On Apr 12 at 15:58, Kris Kennaway spoke:
> > > imake is for XFree86 3.x.  You have to remove it before you can
> > > install 4.x
> > Are conflicting ports not handled by the ports system?
> They aren't detected by the ports system, and it will let you install
> ports that overwrite parts of other ports or the system.

I will soon be committing patches that allow packages to register

> > How can one know whether there are conflicts with other ports?
> Usually because the names are similar.
> I'm not sure where Kris got the idea that imake couldn't coexist with
> XFree86 4. I've got imake 4.3.0 installed as well as XFree86 4.3, and
> haven't had any problems. For that matter, I have a slew of ports that
> are tagged as depending on imake, though why they should depend on it
> after the build I don't know.

When I said imake I meant the imake port (imake-1.0) as opposed to the
imake-4 port (imake-4.3.0).

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