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On 09/23/2011 10:44 PM, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> I believe something needs to be done with the zlib-126.96.36.199-r1 and
> -r2 packages currently in the tree. The maintainer of zlib pushed
> those revisions with a patch that alters macro identifiers, making
> Gentoo's zlib incompatible with upstream. As a result, a lot of
> packages stopped building. Bug reports for broken packages come in
> and then are being modified to fit Gentoo's zlib.
> Breaking compatibility with upstream zlib also means that
> non-portage software, the ones I install with "./configure
> --prefix=$HOME/usr && make install", also won't build.
> It's a mess right now and it just doesn't look right. The bug that
> deals with it was locked from public view:
> Is there a plan for this, or will we have to live with what is
> essentially an incompatible Gentoo fork of zlib?
Why are you discussing this in the -dev ML since there is already an
open bug about this? This is clearly a problem(if any) with the zlib
packages + maintainer. We ( as individual devs ) can't do much. If you
want to push this further, I'd suggest you to CC qa@ on the bug or
contact them directly.
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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