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Bug 109128 - missing readline in package.provided
Summary: missing readline in package.provided
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo/Alt
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Mac OSX (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High blocker (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo for Mac OS X
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-13 06:08 UTC by Emanuele Giaquinta (RETIRED)
Modified: 2006-04-12 10:53 UTC (History)
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Description Emanuele Giaquinta (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-13 06:08:24 UTC
The absence of readline in package.provided is blocking all the ebuilds
depending on it, like lftp.
Comment 1 Kito (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-13 06:39:43 UTC
Its not there as TIger doesn't have readline, but instead has libedit. A virtual/readline is probably what we 
should do so we can start adjusting the deps of packages that actually work with libedit. 
Comment 2 Fabian Groffen gentoo-dev 2005-10-13 08:55:25 UTC
Unfortunately the libedit provided by OSX is borkened/incomplete.  So we can't
do a thing with it and about it.  There is a correct libedit on the system, but
it's in the /Developer directory somewhere.

There is nothing that can be done other than just installing readline by
temporarily disabling collision-protect.

virtual/readline has been discussed and the general consensus was that virtuals
are evil, and for them just "or" clauses should be added.