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Re: bsd.port.mk USE_MOTIF LIB_DEPENDS problem



On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 10:33:35AM -0500, Zvezdan Petkovic wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 03:06:37PM +1100, Andrew Dalgleish wrote:
> > If you install openmotif (which provides libXm.so.2.1),
> > then make a package for lesstif, the binaries require libXm.so.2.1
> > but the package has a LIB_DEPENDS of lesstif (which only provides
> > libXm.so.1.2).
> 
> I have two questions here.
> 
> Why would you make a lesstif package if you have openmotif installed?

You wouldn't. The LIB_DEPENDS should prevent you from building but
it doesn't.


> Why would you use lesstif anyway, when openmotif is available?

For testing. If you are preparing a port which claims to support
lesstif, you test with lesstif.


> Its name (less) implies more than the authors intended, because it
> really gives you less.  It's full of bugs, and there's probably a reason
> for openmotif being preferred in OpenBSD.

All software sucks. If the in-tree version of lesstif is that bad
update it, or remove it from the tree completely.