DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2012-12
Re: What's the prognosis for KDE and XFCE?
On 12/30/2012 14:19, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> On Sunday, December 30, 2012 13:08:36 John Marino wrote:
>> binary packages? Because all of these should be buildable from source.
> I tried to build KDE and got an error in strigi, which I posted on 12-09, and
> got no answer. Building from source (in the normal place, not doing a bulk
> build) takes a long time, because it often stops in a dependency, because
> "bmake replace" in the main package doesn't cause "bmake replace" in the
You should check bulk build logs. Strigi has not failed in a long time.
It definitely passes on Q4 coming out very soon.
As far as "bmake replace" goes, I understand the criticism. Perhaps the
best approach is to build from scratch in a chroot and you don't have to
worry about it.
Unfortunately there's not a lot of QA on the binary packages right now
-- if something fails for any random reason that should build, there
hasn't been a "second pass" to pick it up.
The other thing to note is typically pkgsrc errors need to be reported
to the pkgsrc mail lists. You can cc: us with PR numbers, etc. You
didn't get any response on strigi because nobody else saw it, and thus
we assumed its a local issue. At least we'd want to see multiple
confirmations (e.g. failure in a bulk build).