Question about Ports and Packages

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Apr 12 07:17:11 PDT 2005

Tom Moyer <tommoyer at> writes:

> I'm using FreeBSD 5-STABLE installed from 5.4-RC1 and then cvsup'd to
> 5-STABLE on Friday.
> Maybe I'm just doing something wrong, but I noticed that when I did
> pkgdb -F or portsdb -Uu, it seemed to complain about build
> dependancies missing for packages that I installed from packages.  I
> assumed that it would catch this and not prompt me to fix stale
> dependacies like that.

I've never had it warn me about build dependencies.  I don't think the
ports database even tracks them.  Are you sure those aren't runtime

> Along those same lines:  I deleted a build dependancy before I decided
> to skip them, is there any way to fix that automatically?

Sorry; I don't understand the question.

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