NetBSD Problem Report #22168

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 15:14:51 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: emacs-packages broken with emacs-nox11
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>Number:         22168
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       emacs-packages can't cope with /usr/X11R6's absence
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    uebayasi
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul 17 19:15:02 +0000 2003
>Last-Modified:  Sun May 17 11:58:26 +0000 2015
>Originator:     Thor Lancelot Simon
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1, pkgsrc as of 2003-07-17
NetBSD 1.6.1 NetBSD 1.6.1 (NBCVS) #0: Thu Jul 17 11:19:16 UTC 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The "emacs-packages" package doesn't work with the emacs-nox11
installation of emacs, because some packages included by "emacs-packages"
(notably emacs-dict-client) have a hardcoded dependency on "emacs >= 21.2"
or the like; the build then attempts to install that version of emacs even
though emacs-nox11-21.3 is already installed, then splodes because, as will
usually be the case if emacs-nox11 is installed, /usr/X11R6 is not present.
On a system without /usr/X11R6, install emacs-nox11 then attempt to install
emacs-packages.  Boom!
Either the pkgsrc >= operator must be special-cased to deal with emacs-nox11
or all emacs packages must be fixed to not use >=.

Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->uebayasi
Responsible-Changed-When: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 15:25:41 +0000
Over to maintainer.

Responsible-Changed-From-To: uebayasi->rillig
Responsible-Changed-When: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 10:50:48 +0000
I got bitten myself today by the fact that ignores any installed
emacs for selecting the proper version. I'll look into it.

Responsible-Changed-From-To: rillig->pkg-manager
Responsible-Changed-When: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:32:46 +0000
I don't have time to fix this.

Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->uebayasi
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun, 17 May 2015 11:58:26 +0000
Over to maintainer again.


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