[csw-maintainers] [csw-users] Kicad app broke with upgrade pkg-get -Uu

Mike Watters mwatters at opencsw.org
Tue Jul 7 20:25:11 CEST 2009

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William Bonnet wrote:
> Hi
>> You are using the package from Blastwave, not from OpenCSW. And this
>> is not an error on your side.
>> You installed the package before the fork, and this package was not
>> updated since. But... the libs it is using have been modified, and
>> libxcb linking is no longer compatible between both project.
>> I suggest your try to remove then reinstall kicad. It should work.
> The problem Paul raised may happen again with several package which have
> not been updated since we forked.
> I'm affraid we will have several other packages with broken dependencies
> if we don't rebuild it. Maybe we could script the detection of such
> packages ?
> cheers
> W.
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if we file a "critical bug" against those packages, then my page to determine
retired maintainers and orphaned packages.[1]
could be modified to weight the packages by # of bugs or bug severity or
importance (somehow).  thoughts?

[1] http://www.opencsw.org/need_maintainer

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