DEPENDS -- is it time to remove it?
erwin at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 4 07:20:04 PST 2007
On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 02:01:46PM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Dear all,
> The ports make infrastructure has a whole series of variables for showing
> how one port depends on another: LIB_DEPENDS, BUILD_DEPENDS, RUN_DEPENDS
> etc. Amongst these is what looks to me like the vestigial remnant of
> an earlier phase of the ports: the plain, unmodified 'DEPENDS' variable.
There is also a PR against this: ports/99724. Unfortunately, it hasn't
made it into an -exp run on pointyhat yet as other patches had higher
priority. It is on the TODO-list however, you are completely right that
it should be removed.
Erwin Lansing http://droso.org
Security is like an onion. (o_ _o)
It's made up of several layers \\\_\ /_/// erwin at FreeBSD.org
And it makes you cry. <____) (____> erwin at aauug.dk
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