Bug 256218 - textproc/wordnet: missing Tk dependency
Summary: textproc/wordnet: missing Tk dependency
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-05-28 12:11 UTC by Jack
Modified: 2021-06-04 22:08 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
portmaster: maintainer-feedback? (mi)

Patch to add tk86 as a dependency if GUI is selected (415 bytes, patch)
2021-06-04 20:55 UTC, Jack
mi: maintainer-approval-
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Description Jack 2021-05-28 12:11:09 UTC
WordNet needs tk86 but it's not listed as a dependency
Comment 1 Mikhail Teterin freebsd_committer 2021-05-28 17:02:31 UTC
Some parts of WordNet will not work without Tk available at runtime. But other parts -- will. Requiring Tk86 at all times would be wrong, wouldn't it? Those, who want the GUI, can install Tk, and then the GUI-parts of WordNet will "just work"...
Comment 2 Jack 2021-05-28 19:23:50 UTC
(In reply to Mikhail Teterin from comment #1)
Maybe there needs to be a knob for gui operation so the user doesn't get some strange error that file does not exist if they try to launch the gui?
Comment 3 Mikhail Teterin freebsd_committer 2021-05-28 19:27:26 UTC
That's a typical Unix error for when the interpreter requested by the first line of the script (with the #!/foo/bar) does not exist.

Nothing unique to WordNet. I suppose, a message could be put into pkg-message, but who really reads those, anyway?
Comment 4 Jack 2021-05-28 19:35:27 UTC
(In reply to Mikhail Teterin from comment #3)
Yep, thats why I suggest we add a knob in the make config. If user wants a gui, they can select gui and it will automatically depend on tk86
Comment 5 Chris Hutchinson 2021-06-04 17:41:24 UTC
The title currently says
textproc/wordet: missing tk86 dependency
shouldn't it actually say:
textproc/WordNet missing tk86 dependency

Comment 6 Mikhail Teterin freebsd_committer 2021-06-04 17:58:23 UTC
How about I create pkg-message with this text in it:

> The GUI parts of WordNet, such as wnb, require Tk to be installed.
Comment 7 Jack 2021-06-04 20:55:12 UTC
Created attachment 225553 [details]
Patch to add tk86 as a dependency if GUI is selected

This option makes it more user friendly than a pkg-message
Comment 8 Mikhail Teterin freebsd_committer 2021-06-04 20:57:53 UTC
Comment on attachment 225553 [details]
Patch to add tk86 as a dependency if GUI is selected

I don't want to bother with options just for this. Your change makes nothing better -- the option is off by default anyway, so will only "help" people building the port by hand.

Technically the patch is also wrong because it hardcodes the version of wish -- instead of using ${TCL_VER}. Neah...
Comment 9 Fernando Apesteguía freebsd_committer 2021-06-04 21:13:58 UTC
(In reply to Chris Hutchinson from comment #5)

Yeah, I missed the 'n'
Comment 10 Chris Hutchinson 2021-06-04 21:58:14 UTC
(In reply to Fernando Apesteguía from comment #9)
> Damn!
> Yeah, I missed the 'n'
Not your fault. You just need to get a smarter keyboard. ;-)
Comment 11 Jack 2021-06-04 22:08:59 UTC
(In reply to Mikhail Teterin from comment #8)
head /usr/local/bin/wnb

But does it work with a different version of wish?