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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] zlib breakage
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:15:35
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] zlib breakage by Nikos Chantziaras
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On 09/23/2011 10:44 PM, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> I believe something needs to be done with the zlib- 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. - -- Regards, Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.18 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJOfQABAAoJEPqDWhW0r/LCI20P/3uLDPIWQ1UdVFZxBfS+C9xe Wc9RvmAt9TlNuBltigs/XnQqfZCg9xIF79AobDuKg1PD8YlUvG/bnHdeXazPiMvN o4IqBi0Rdc+jJ1eCXlxsPiUndpGXbIOzCsANRDHW8xwF6Au8/odhcEADtcZ8BFX2 C/SW4/UOg+w8VAmcRu85JOZlnuGvSbCCKFpCOM4/BMR7k/fWnWXqFsKQfrUvi8vO Hu4u4wzTRjPnLVVvmUG8CTH+mXGI+BatAMQ3hD359AV/ya6wr5c+xTon6XO9oYhg smpdx8IbLkJR3YCfBcr6BvNX4T3mTG8FyjL2YSuxdYWjB3Z5kcg3mdvnc74kXemc tfqmrI1MG1ZtnQXeOQ2+kX+EKvdxEOLEiALZliZ3lZYeXV4uZqJOh9zdE84K5w71 Ptukbkx59cDtXRyAR/UCUs6ZH3edbXFBxQZUk/qRz6SFL3qha2LYgdLNyu91lrzB UFztH35k6khf+5nY4eFIKQVIqbBREt5dGKMSN1l0tBSCvzehqbF9VthF0EQPrjVr DaTEtOTLSvCCX46F6uHgN5fxSsTACOqZVBEGlOAS4wE56o16CAE2ZPGlUgvhx+Hw 4L6oPhfCk3kIedOyNCBEczlCRyO6wBTM7SLOwDJc9mQcKZ99A+UbLcT5LLAgH8Vu 58a3jNtXeOFQlFdQflW1 =M4je -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] zlib breakage "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>