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From: Anton Molyboha <anton.stay.connected@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Is there rpcgen in Gentoo and how to compile dev-perl/Ace?
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:50:14
1 Hi all,
3 I am trying to emerge dev-perl/Ace-1.920.0-r2 on my Gentoo Prefix on MacOS
4 and it fails trying to run "rpcgen -I -K -1 rpcace.x" and not finding
5 rpcgen (or rather finding the XCode version of it which I don't want)
7 This being Prefix, things are expected to fail, so both options are
8 possible:
9 1) rpcgen is provided by some package which is not listed as a dependency
10 of dev-perl/Ace
11 2) dev-perl/Ace does not really need rpcgen and a proper build
12 configuration would avoid trying to call it.
14 As for option 1, Wikipedia says that rpcgen is part of "Sun Microsystems
15 ONC RPC". The only package I could find that would mention sunrpc in the
16 description is net-libs/libtirpc, but I don't see any mention of rpcgen in
17 its sources (I could not emerge it yet either) Maybe I am looking in the
18 wrong place and something else would provide a working rpcgen? There are
19 quite a few rpc-related packages in Gentoo and I would not be able to just
20 try each of them.
22 As for option 2 - I don't actually know what dev-perl/Ace is, I need it for
23 bioperl which I need for something else... I don't see any rpc-related use
24 flags and not sure where else to look that would influence its dependence
25 on that rpcgen.
27 TL;DR: I have two questions:
28 1) Does anybody know of a Gentoo package which provides the tool "rpcgen"
29 2) Does anybody know how dev-perl/Ace is meant to be compiled and whether
30 the dependence on rpcgen is necessary.
32 The information requested by a failing emerge is attached (including the
33 slightly modified ebuild working around previous build failures)
35 Thanks in advance!
37 Anton


File name MIME type
Ace-1.920.0-r2.ebuild application/octet-stream
build.log application/octet-stream
emerge-info.log application/octet-stream
emerge-pqv.log application/octet-stream


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Re: [gentoo-user] Is there rpcgen in Gentoo and how to compile dev-perl/Ace? "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>