[Slackbuilds-users] Build Errors: qgis-2.10.1

Christoph Willing chris.willing at iinet.net.au
Sat Sep 26 13:46:36 UTC 2015

On 26/09/15 19:37, David Spencer wrote:
>> 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.

Sorry if I misjudged the level of enthusiasm :)

> (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.

I emailed the relevant maintainers yesterday. I'll wait a week or so for 
some response before doing anything more on it.


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