Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#48571 new defect

'/opt/local/bin/average' causes conflict between ports "argyll" and "num-utils"

Reported by: KurtPfeifle (Kurt Pfeifle) Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.3.3
Keywords: Cc:
Port: num-utils argyll

Description

Two packages try to install a binary as /opt/local/bin/average. These are "argyll" (graphics) and "num-utils" (sysutils/math).

This causes a conflict.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Cc: nomaintainer@… removed
Keywords: /opt/local/bin/average removed
Port: num-utils, argyllnum-utils argyll

Please do not Cc nomaintainer@… because it is not a valid email address.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 ; Changed 4 years ago by KurtPfeifle (Kurt Pfeifle)

Replying to mf2k@…:

Please do not Cc nomaintainer@… because it is not a valid email address.

How should I know it is not a valid email address?! (It could well be an alias to make sure some human sees reports concerning unmaintained ports...)

After all, it is reported when asking for "port info argyll" output, and there is no warning that it is invalid.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 4 years ago by dbevans (David B. Evans)

Replying to kurt.pfeifle@…:

Replying to mf2k@…:

Please do not Cc nomaintainer@… because it is not a valid email address.

How should I know it is not a valid email address?! (It could well be an alias to make sure some human sees reports concerning unmaintained ports...)

After all, it is reported when asking for "port info argyll" output, and there is no warning that it is invalid.

That's why we tell you.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

When it is released, MacPorts 2.4 will no longer format nomaintainer and openmaintainer as email addresses in port info, to hopefully reduce this confusion.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by dbevans (David B. Evans)

See also #48575, updating to the latest release may have an effect on this conflict issue.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

For now, I've marked the ports as conflicting (r139374). We should report the problems to the developers so that they can decide which of the two projects, if any, would like to rename their programs.

It looks like there has not been a release of num-utils since 2004, so that project may be dead.

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