On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 12:52:35AM -0400, Michael Sharp wrote:
> Yahoo has officially updated messenger such that you can no longer connect
> using the current freebsd yahoo port version ( ). I just tried
> to install their NEW package..

You can try the attached patch with the port.  This will ensure
dependencies on packages that actually exist.  I had a problem
connecting though, receiving this error after entering my

/usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /usr/local/libexec/ymessenger/ymessenger.bin:
Undefined symbol "Xu4L"

Glancing at the binary, it's almost as if the symbol table is mangled...
I think this might call for a future linux-ymessenger port.

> While I know the maintainer of the messenger port will have dealt with
> this issue before he commits the update, but why would Yahoo have released
> a new version today against depandants that are almost 6 months old?

My guess is that they haven't actually updated the client; they simply
did whatever magic was necessary to let the newer official versions
connect and left the rest of the build (including usage of GTK+-1.x)

People who are upset that the YMessenger package for FreeBSD isn't being
maintained should complain on the message board:


This is especially important now that it seems Yahoo! has discontinued
support for third-party clients.  There doesn't seem to be any other
contact information for the Unix messengers.

|| Seth Kingsley || [EMAIL PROTECTED] ||
|| http://www.meowfishies.com/ | Meow ^_^ ||
Index: Makefile
RCS file: /stor/ncvs/ports/net/ymessenger/Makefile,v
retrieving revision 1.13
diff -u -d -p -r1.13 Makefile
--- Makefile    20 Apr 2003 19:38:01 -0000      1.13
+++ Makefile    25 Sep 2003 08:10:38 -0000
@@ -7,11 +7,10 @@
 PORTNAME=      ymessenger
-PORTEPOCH=     20020902
-MASTER_SITES=  http://download.yahoo.com/dl/unix/fbsd45/
-DISTNAME=      ${PORTNAME}-${PORTVERSION:C/\.(.+)\.(.+)$/.\1-\2/g}
+MASTER_SITES=  http://download.yahoo.com/dl/unix/
+DISTNAME=      fbsd4.${PORTNAME}
@@ -43,14 +42,10 @@ do-install:
                    ${PREFIX}/libexec/ymessenger; \
        ${MKDIR} ${PREFIX}/lib/ymessenger
-       ${INSTALL_DATA} ${WRKDIR}/lib/libgtkhtml.so.21 \
+       ${INSTALL_DATA} ${WRKDIR}/lib/libgtkhtml.so.0 \
        ${REINPLACE_CMD} -e 's:%%PREFIX%%:${PREFIX}:g' ${WRKDIR}/bin/ymessenger
-       ${ECHO} 4 | dd bs=1 count=1 conv=notrunc seek=35437 \
-               of=${WRKDIR}/bin/ymessenger.bin
-       ${ECHO} 4 | dd bs=1 count=1 conv=notrunc seek=62665 \
-               of=${WRKDIR}/lib/libgtkhtml.so.21
 .include <bsd.port.post.mk>
Index: distinfo
RCS file: /stor/ncvs/ports/net/ymessenger/distinfo,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -d -p -r1.2 distinfo
--- distinfo    28 Aug 2002 02:04:12 -0000      1.2
+++ distinfo    25 Sep 2003 07:50:33 -0000
@@ -1 +1 @@
-MD5 (ymessenger-0.99.19-1.tgz) = 801999637d6a76ef88717d3a424c91ae
+MD5 (fbsd4.ymessenger.tgz) = 112b96f083e77ecbd9398831e38a0c25

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