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Bug 705100 - media-radio/direwolf automagically depends on sci-geosciences/gpsd
Summary: media-radio/direwolf automagically depends on sci-geosciences/gpsd
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Richard Freeman
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-01-10 10:37 UTC by Ben
Modified: 2020-10-23 19:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Ben 2020-01-10 10:37:06 UTC
I found out that direwolf will be built without gpsd support if it isn't already installed on the machine at build time.  This is an optional feature but I suspect people do use this with gps, so perhaps there should be a USE controllable dependency on sci-geosciences/gpsd, though unfortunately there does not appear to be a configure-like service to enable or disable gpsd.  Will need to see if there's a way to force it on or off instead of autodetect...

Currently if gpsd is built after direwolf, it will not use gps services (as it looks for libgps at build time, and silently fails/builds without gpsd support if it can't find it).  Build the other way around, it will build with gpsd support and have a stealth revdep-rebuild dependency on sci-geosciences/gpsd .

There is a version bump bug #681666 to 1.5 outstanding, though this "feature enhancement" is relevant to 1.4 as well.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-10-23 19:59:52 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 851cb3b5ceb043715584d238e84b9fd69f7356c3
Author:     Jannis Achstetter <>
AuthorDate: 2020-09-13 14:42:05 +0000
Commit:     Richard Freeman <>
CommitDate: 2020-10-23 19:52:50 +0000

    media-radio/direwolf: Bump to v1.5
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.6, Repoman-3.0.1
    Signed-off-by: Jannis Achstetter <>
    Signed-off-by: Richard Freeman <>

 media-radio/direwolf/Manifest                      |   1 +
 media-radio/direwolf/direwolf-1.5.ebuild           |  59 +++++
 media-radio/direwolf/files/1.5-makefile.patch      | 295 +++++++++++++++++++++
 .../direwolf/files/direwolf-gpsd-API-9.patch       | 213 +++++++++++++++
 media-radio/direwolf/metadata.xml                  |  12 +-
 5 files changed, 577 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)