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Re: [Pan-users] pan 0.143 crashes as Arch Linux

From: Rhialto
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] pan 0.143 crashes as Arch Linux
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2018 20:51:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.2 (2016-11-26)

On Tue 02 Jan 2018 at 09:56:46 +0000, Duncan wrote:
> Certainly, gentoo users 
> at least don't want "automagic" detection and strongly prefer hard-
> enabling or hard-disabling (generally controlled on gentoo via USE 
> flags), because otherwise the package manager doesn't track the 
> dependency and can uninstall a depended library and break the package.  
> And other distro users doing their own builds will likely have similar 
> wants/needs, tho they may not be as strong if they're doing builds 
> manually anyway.

Just as an aside, possibly interesting: pkgsrc (a multiplatform package
building and management system, see has its own way of
fixing this. Each package specifies the others that it needs, and only
those are made visible to configure and the compiler. Everything else is
hidden (up to a point). The way it works is with shadow-directories for
include and library files, which contain symlinks to the real files, for
everything that the build tools are supposed to see. Wrappers around the
tools translate directory names and enforce that no uncleaned paths are
used. It works fairly well, unless a configure script uses very
nonstandard ways to find stuff.

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert  -- Wayland: Those who don't understand X
\X/ rhialto/at/      -- are condemned to reinvent it. Poorly.

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