Problem with pkgconf and glib.

Christopher Hilton chris at
Mon Jul 30 17:09:26 UTC 2012

On Jul 30, 2012, at 12:21 PM, Michael Powell wrote:

> Jeff Tipton wrote:
>> On 07/30/2012 17:19, Christopher Hilton wrote:
>>> I'm trying to build emacs with gtk2 on my build box and I'm running into
>>> trouble with pkgconf from /usr/ports/devel/pkgconf. The build process


> When I first saw it in UPDATING and did the command I believe it was not 
> completely correct, as it did nothing. That was something on the order of 3 
> or 4 days ago. Just csup'd today and the command in UPDATING I think 
> contained something slightly different, and is now correct.
> Before, it did not remove/replace pkg-config. Today it did. Perhaps a ports 
> tree refresh and if using portupgrade do this:
> portupgrade -fo devel/pkgconf pkg-config-\*
> This did remove pkg-config and replace it with pkgconf, like I expected it to 
> do 3-4 days ago and didn't.
> -Mike

I'll look at UPDATING again but from what I see devel/pkgconf is supposed to be a drop in replacement for devel/pkg-config that solves a bootstrapping problem between pkg-config and devel/glib. I'm not convinced on "drop in" if devel/pkg-config says the the include files for gio-unix-2.0 are in "/usr/local/include" while devel/pkgconf says that they are in "/usr/local/include/usr/local/include/usr/local/include". To hedge my bets I'm using csup to revert the ports collection on my machine to before the change.

-- Chris

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