Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#24266 closed defect (wontfix)

gnome-python-extras does not build python binding to gtkspell

Reported by: guy.linton@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 1.8.2
Keywords: Cc: landonf@…, neric27@…, ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Port: gnome-python-extras

Description (last modified by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt))

I have built Gramps. gtkspell2 was built before gnome-python-extras. When Gramps starts, it tries "import gtkspell", which fails.

Since I am using gtkspell, the python binding should be automatically installed.

The gnome-python-extras README file says:

When you run ./configure, the libraries available on the system
(with respective header files) are automatically detected.  If one
module was not enabled while you expected it to be, try looking at
the file config.log; it may provide some useful clues as to why 
detection failed.

Clearly detection failed because of the order of building.

I don't know whether this ticket should really be raised against Gramps or gtkspell instead, and I hesitate to even suggest possible approaches, but perhaps under MacPorts all the python modules in gnome-python-extras should be installed by default in case any are needed, or perhaps Gramps should be dependent on a variant of gnome-python-extras which itself is dependent on gtkspell2.

Please note that similar problems are likely to arise for Gramps with other modules in gnome-python-extras, once webkit-gtk builds under MacPorts for me #23464.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

  • Cc neric27@… ryandesign@… added
  • Description modified (diff)

I already switched gramps to use python26 (thus gnome-python26-extras) instead of python25.

I note that gnome-python26-extras declares a dependency on gtkspell2 but gnome-python-extras does not. Should this dependency be added to gnome-python-extras?

Note that there is no capability for ports to depend on a variant of another port; this is ticket #126.

As I mentioned to you in email, I believe spell checking is working for me. If it is not working for you, you should attach here the config.log from your gnome-python26-extras build (meaning, you would have to rebuild gnome-python26-extras and grab the config.log after it's done configuring but before it's done installing) so that we can see what it's failing to find so that we can identify what port(s) we need to add as dependencies.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by elelay (Eric Le Lay)

I don't remember why I added the gtkspell dependency. Maybe I tried to build gnome-python26-extras and noticed that one module wasn't built...

Guy, did you try the new python 2.6 based version ?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by guy.linton@…

(1) I suppose the question of whether gnome-python-extras should declare a dependency on gtkspell2 still remains (for other ports if not now for Gramps). I suppose declaring such a dependency is equivalent to always building the gtkspell binding, whether you want it or not (i.e. even if you are using gnome-python-extras for some other module)?

(2) The problem about changing to Python26 is that Gramps should have a dependency on webkit-gtk. I did not include this because webkit-gtk does not build for me. However, once this does build, it will need the python binding, and only py25-webkitgtk is available, there is no corresponding component for python26. I have made this point on

(3) I have not yet tried the new python 2.6 version.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by guy.linton@…

I have now tried building Gramps with python26, and it doesn't work for me. See

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by guy.linton@…

The question of whether Gramps works or not with python 2.6 is really a separate issue.

To avoid confusion let's keep this ticket as relating only to gnome-python-extras, and hence python 2.5.

In that case, adding a dependency on gtkspell2 as ryandesign suggests should ensure that gnome-python-extras is built after gtkspell2, and hence would resolve the original issue. If you are happy with always building the gtkspell binding, whether you want it or not (i.e. even if you are using gnome-python-extras for some other module) then I suggest that the change be made.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by elelay (Eric Le Lay)

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

since Gramps has moved to python2.6 and the only other ports that depend on gnome-python-extras (glom and gnochm) don't use spellchecking, there's no need to add the dependency.

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