[Slackbuilds-users] Build Errors: qgis-2.10.1

David Spencer baildon.research at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 26 09:37:56 UTC 2015

> However, as I mentioned in my first foray into this thread, I use qwt for
> another project and the existing version at SBo is an old version which does
> not meet my needs, whereas the latest available version does, one important
> difference between the two versions being qt4/qt5 compatibility. When I
> looked into what impact an update to qwt might have on other SlackBuilds I
> found a bunch of relevant others that also need updating.
> I'm just looking for a path to being able to use the latest version of qwt.
> In order to do that, I have found, tested and described the updates to
> various qgis build dependencies, as well as the two line addition to
> qgis.SlackBuild itself that would be required. Having done that, I am
> somewhat perplexed at the opposition to any change at all.

With respect, it might feel like opposition, but it's actually a
roadmap for how to get where you want to be.

(1) Identify all other packages that have qwt as a dependency
(2) Test build them all, find fixes for the ones that are broken
(3) Contact the maintainers, explain any problems you found with
fixes, allow them to do their things in their own ways
(4) Where maintainers are unresponsive, consult with this list, if
necessary take on long term maintenance obligations yourself

That's all work for someone. If you want to be that person, go for it,
because when you've finished qwt there's a whole repo that needs
exactly this kind of loving.


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