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Bug 719480 - www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.55 does not need a BDEPEND on dev-libs/libgamin
Summary: www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.55 does not need a BDEPEND on dev-libs/libgamin
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Proxy_Maintainers if you want to take care of it
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Reported: 2020-04-26 03:54 UTC by Matt Whitlock
Modified: 2020-09-07 18:45 UTC (History)
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Description Matt Whitlock 2020-04-26 03:54:57 UTC
www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.55 builds and installs just fine without dev-libs/libgamin installed. The latter depends on dev-lang/python:2.7 and was the only package remaining on my system with that dependency.

The Lighttpd ebuild should lose the BDEPEND on dev-libs/libgamin so Python 2.7 can be cut loose.
Comment 1 Mart Raudsepp gentoo-dev 2020-08-02 21:00:42 UTC
libgamin does not depend on python2.7, unless you requested it to. So this potential lighttpd bug does in no way block the python stuff (there's a separate bug for libgamin on that).

As for this bug, it seems it does need libgamin (or rather virtual/fam), but that should only be with USE=fam. But maybe something in autotools could also be wonky, and fam.h check is unconditional. That's for the maintainer to look into.