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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in net-analyzer/wireshark: wireshark-1.6.2.ebuild ChangeLog wireshark-1.4.9.ebuild wireshark-1.4.7.ebuild wireshark-1.6.0_rc1.ebuild wireshark-1.4.4.ebuild wireshark-1.4.6-r1.ebuild
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 09:34:11
Message-Id: 20110913102855.0f572ac6@googlemail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in net-analyzer/wireshark: wireshark-1.6.2.ebuild ChangeLog wireshark-1.4.9.ebuild wireshark-1.4.7.ebuild wireshark-1.6.0_rc1.ebuild wireshark-1.4.4.ebuild wireshark-1.4.6-r1.ebuild by "Diego Elio Pettenò"
On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:23:18 +0200
Diego Elio Pettenò <flameeyes@g.o> wrote:
> Il giorno mar, 13/09/2011 alle 11.42 +0300, Markos Chandras ha > scritto: > > Why is wireshark blocking itself on DEPEND? is this a known bug that > > prevents normal update from old to new version? It is a bit odd to > > have to remove the existing installation in order to update to a new > > one > > AFAICT it might be related to the fact that wireshark tends to link to > its own installed libraries when being rebuilt. Yes that means that > its build system is tfu.
In that case blocking just old versions is wrong, since if your installed version is broken and you try to reinstall, you'll need to uninstall first too. (Incidentally, there's a bug in libtool that causes it to randomly link to stuff on / if you try to create an executable that links to both a built library and an installed library. It's probably fairly common, but people won't necessarily notice.) -- Ciaran McCreesh

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