after pkg-config -> pkgconf update lots of packages show
missing dependency on devel/pkg-config
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Jul 31 09:16:02 UTC 2012
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:55:31 -0700
From: Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org>
To: Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bristol.ac.uk>
CC: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: after pkg-config -> pkgconf update lots of packages show missing
dependency on devel/pkg-config
On 07/30/2012 14:18, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> I did portmaster -o devel/pkgconf devel/pkg-config
> as advised. Now doing "portmaster --check-depends"
> returns 235 ports with
> "missing dependency: devel/pkg-config".
> I thought the "-o" portmaster option is specifically
> to update the dependencies list. Am I wrong?
> Or is this not possible in this particular case?
It certainly should have worked, yes. Are you using the latest
$ pkg info -xo portmaster
with pkgng patch
And can you tgz and send me your /var/db/pkg directory?
> Anyway, I presume this is a benign warning, and
> none of my 235 ports need to be rebuid, right?
'portmaster -y --check-depends' is the right answer here. The run
dependency on pkg-config has always been bogus, it's just that we're
only now working on fixing it.
Note there are also lots of dependencies on perl5.14,
even though I did portmaster -o lang/perl5.16 lang/perl5.14
at the time (/usr/ports/UPDATING from 20120630).
In case it matters, these particular outputs are
from r237134 ia64. However, I get similar results
on amd64 -current too.
Many thanks for looking into this.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do
something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what
I can do.
-- Edward Everett Hale, (1822 - 1909)
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