Time to abandon recursive pulling of dependencies?

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at math.missouri.edu
Wed May 16 22:33:35 UTC 2007

Robert Noland wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 16:01 -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>> Ok chaps, I think I have it.
>> This involves no recursive calls of make.  Furthermore the
>> dependencies 
>> it creates are the real dependencies on your system, not what ports 
>> thinks it should be, because it gets all the information from 
>> /var/db/pkg.  On my system it takes a second or two to register a port
>> - 
>> it takes about the same amount of time whether it has few
>> dependencies 
>> or many, except when there are zero dependencies, when it takes no
>> time 
>> at all.
>> If I get some positive feedback on this one, I'll submit a PR.  You
>> can 
>> try it out by typing "make actual-package-depends" as opposed to
>> "make 
>> package-depends."
> Ok, I'm really trying to make sense of these numbers...
> For gnome2-2.18.1_1 on my -current system...
> rnoland-ibm% make package-depends|wc -l
>      362
> rnoland-ibm% make actual-package-depends|wc -l
>      294
> Registered the old way:
> rnoland-ibm% grep @pkgdep /var/db/pkg/gnome2-2.18.1_1/+CONTENTS|wc -l
>      176
> and the new way:
> rnoland-ibm% grep @pkgdep /var/db/pkg/gnome2-2.18.1_1/+CONTENTS|wc -l
>      294
> I put together an awk script yesterday which was very close to the one
> Alexander posted and got 295... and the diff of the output of my awk and
> actual-package-depends is much more than a single line, which I also
> can't yet explain.
> robert.

On my system, which is a totally fresh install of gnome2 from xorg-7.2, 
I get 354 every which way.

My guess is that you have some older ports or packages installed, which 
the old way doesn't pick up properly.  Or you have some incomplete 
+CONTENTS in your system.

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