Run-time auto-detection is harmful for packages

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Fri Jan 30 11:08:29 PST 2009

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:35:02 -0600, Boris Samorodov <bsam at> wrote:

> "Jeremy Messenger" <mezz7 at> writes:
>> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:40:08 -0600, Boris Samorodov <bsam at> wrote:
>>> "Jeremy Messenger" <mezz7 at> writes:
>>>>> 2. Create slave ports to build (non-default so far) packages for  
>>>>> those
>>>>>    who want to use packages and were unfortunate to install packages
>>>>>    used for auto-detection by other packages.
>>>>>    As an example here may be a slave port audio/libmikmod-esound with
>>>>>    CONFIGURE_ARGS+=--enable-esd at makefile.
>>>> No thanks, create a slave port that will have CONFLICTS with master is
>>>> a  worst solution.
>>> Can you give some arguments? I don't see a strong ones...
>> User wants to install foo port that depend on libmikmod.
>> User wants to install bar port that depend on libmikmod-esound, bang
>> it's  conflicted and can't be install.
>> We have a few of like that in ports (ie: boost(-python) and it's pain.
> Jeremy, you are right. No cakes for me today. ;-)

By the way, boost(-python) can be fix, but not for libmikmod since nothing
change in plist if esound is either disable or enable.



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