Dependency or a port on private header files of Tcl

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Sun Aug 21 08:10:07 PDT 2011

On Aug 21, 2011, at 8:00 AM, Gustaf Neumann wrote:

> On 19.08.11 17:25, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> On Aug 19, 2011, at 11:14 AM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>>> Unfortunately, there's no ticket number in the r13165 commit log, so a quick look doesn't show exactly what the build problems were. IIRC the private includes were installed into a normal search directory and some configure script found one or more of them. 
> i still believe this is a bug in that package. Tcl TEA build system works fine with multiple installations since many years, packages should use TEA and not use their own searches. btw., if the package making troubles is a tcl extension, then loading this package into the tcl installed from macports, it will likely crash.
>> Incidentally, the expect port is an example you can use to pull the already downloaded tcl source and have your build use its private headers.
> This looks easy enough (attached is the modified port file). I am not sure, what's the best way is to submit the changed portfile. Should i create a ticket on or is this ignored in case there is no maintainer...

Open a trac ticket with Keywords "haspatch nomaintainer", add the port name to the Port field, and attach a unified diff patch file (diff -u) to the ticket. 

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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