portmaster and dependencies
rcbdyndns at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 24 01:43:13 UTC 2006
After reading some of the comments on a prior thread about "the best"
port update tool, I decided to give portmaster a look. Unfortunately my
ports were up to date except for openoffice.org-2.0 which I had listed
as HOLD_PKGS in pkgtools.conf. Anyway, I let it run and it stopped
because it wanted to install linux-sun-jdk14 (You get the manual fetch
message in IGNORE=), which I had only used as a bootstrap to get the
native jdk15 installed, then later removed the linux version and its
Looked back at prior threads and it looks like someone mentioned this
about 3 weeks ago. I was just wondering if there was any progress along
FWIW, I changed the script on line 435 from
dep_port_list=`make $MAKE_ARGS all-depends-list`
dep_port_list=`make $MAKE_ARGS run-depends-list && make $MAKE_ARGS
The line above probably wraps, it is one line.
The author might want to look at this; he'll know much more about it and
can probably tell right away if this is going to break some other
functions of the script. I already know that the two depends-lists will
have duplicates, but it doesn't seem to affect any builds. Seems that
all-depends-list recurses too far back for openoffice, picking up the
linux bootstrap. Openoffice will build with the above change.
I know just enough about the ports system to be dangerous. Anyway, I've
been playing with it for a couple of hours now removing and reinstalling
ports with portmaster, and I haven't run into any problems so far. And I
want to say that I really like portmaster. I'll probably stick with it
and remove portupgrade and ruby, but I'm going to miss pkg_which: Is
there any replacement?
(Sent bcc to Doug Barton)
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