Keeping track of automatically installed dependency-only ports
roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Jun 14 12:05:26 UTC 2007
Jeremie Le Hen writes:
> My request is more subtle, I think.
To quote the old television show: "Insufficient data, Captain."
I don't recall _any_ piece of port management software
recording, or even understanding, the difference between a port
"installed automatically" and one "installed manually". (Could be
If this is so, then one /might/ be able write code to track
this ... somehow. My off-the-cuff analysis is any solution will
involve a) manual intervention while manually installing ports
and/or b) increased complexity in the code.
In view of the recent thread (on current@ ??) in which many
people were willing to trade /decreased/ complexity for faster
execution time, I'd say you have a long way to go before this gets
committed. (A carefully considered exposition of what the problem
is, why it's a problem for many people, and how a proposed solution
might work, submitted here, would be a good start.)
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