cvs commit: ports/mail/rubygem-mail Makefile distinfo

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Jul 27 00:32:35 UTC 2011

On 07/26/2011 10:00, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
> Normally, I 100% agree with Doug.  But we're not only talking about ruby
>  here, we're talking about rails.  I hard a hard time naming gems that
> don't do this crap.  I almost replied yesterday and said add an option,
> but IMHO either way is fine, and not worth diddling over.

There are at least 3 possible ways to handle this situation:

1. Force the dependency
2a. Have an OPTION and error out if the user chooses WITHOUT_FOO and foo
is installed.
2b. Have an OPTION and patch the distfiles if the user chooses
WITHOUT_FOO and foo is installed.

Personally I don't care which option is used, but IMO the problem of
ports silently growing dependencies based on what is installed on the
system has to be solved.



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