NetBSD Problem Report #47052
From kre@munnari.OZ.AU Wed Oct 10 00:35:25 2012
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Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:35:16 +0700 (ICT)
Subject: www/seamonkey devel/xulrunner need dependency on fonts/Xft2 (or maybe x11/libxft)
>Synopsis: www/seamonkey devel/xulrunner need dependency on fonts/Xft2 (or maybe x11/libxft)
>Arrival-Date: Wed Oct 10 00:40:00 +0000 2012
>Last-Modified: Thu Oct 11 12:10:03 +0000 2012
>Originator: Robert Elz
>Release: NetBSD 6.99.12 (pkgsrc current 2012-10-09)
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System: NetBSD jade.coe.psu.ac.th 5.1_STABLE NetBSD 5.1_STABLE (JADE-1.12-20120130) #27: Tue Jan 31 05:20:31 ICT 2012 email@example.com:/usr/obj/5/kernels/i386/JADE i386
(ignore that, that reflects the system running send-pr, not
the one building packages...)
I was building (from source) a complete set of packages
on NetBSD -current/amd64 .. almost everything (I needed)
built just fine, except for seamonkey (my browser of
choice) and firefox (or more accurately, xulrunner).
Both complained during config (early) that XFt2 was not
That's the kind of thing that pgsrc is supposed to "just handle" ...
Make sure you don't have Xft2 (or libxft I presume) installed,
and attempt to build firefox (or devel/xulrunner) or
Easy workaround (which seems to be working, seamonkey is compiling)
was just to manually install fontsXft2 before building - but
I *know* that's not the right way...
Whatever is done to devel/xulrunner will need to be done for
www/seamonkey as well.
From: Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
Subject: Re: pkg/47052: www/seamonkey devel/xulrunner need dependency on
fonts/Xft2 (or maybe x11/libxft)
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:18:20 +0200
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:40:00AM +0000, kre@munnari.OZ.AU wrote:
> I was building (from source) a complete set of packages
> on NetBSD -current/amd64 .. almost everything (I needed)
> built just fine, except for seamonkey (my browser of
> choice) and firefox (or more accurately, xulrunner).
> Both complained during config (early) that XFt2 was not
Please try again, drochner committed changes to pango that might help here.
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Subject: Re: pkg/47052: www/seamonkey devel/xulrunner need dependency on fonts/Xft2 (or maybe x11/libxft)
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:06:40 +0700
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:20:05 +0000 (UTC)
From: Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>
| Please try again, drochner committed changes to pango that might help here.
No luck, same result.
If it matters, while I updated pkgsrc (and got the pango update that
you refer to i that), pango itself was not rebuilt (it didn't get
a revbump for that update, so I assumed that pango itself wouldn't
be affected, just its buildlink3.mk file for others to use).
And I should have included this (the actual error) the last time - but the
way I was building everything made it difficult then (for these 6.99.12
amd64 packages I'm not using pkg_comp as I usually do, just doing live
installs on a running system, with output in an xterm, so by the time I
confirmed that simply building & installing Xft2 fixed the problem, the
error message was long gone ...
But what happens is ...
===> Creating toolchain wrappers for seamonkey-2.12nb4
ERROR: Xft2>=2.1 Xft2>=2.1nb2 is not installed; can't buildlink files.
*** Error code 1
And sure enough, Xft2 is not installed (I pkg_deleted it). What's more
after that, after this build of seamonkey failed (I suspect xulrunner
would fail the same way, but didn't test that again) I reinstalled seamonkey
from the previously build binpkg, but completly forgot Xft2, (pkg_add
didn't just add it as a dependency either, it really didn't get reinstalled)
and seamonkey still worked fine - ie: it doesn't seem to really need Xft2
at all (and from what I read in the last couple of days about font
handling - reading for another reason altogether - I wouldn't expect
it to, Xft2 seems to be old technology, mostly replaced now (in new fancy
apps anyway), and I'm a little surprised that pango refers to it at
all - which it still does, even after drochner's recent change).
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