Re: Why no flavor_USES helper?

From: Baptiste Daroussin <>
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 13:40:47 UTC
On Mon, Sep 06, 2021 at 06:33:29AM -0700, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
> On 2021-09-06 1:16, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 05, 2021 at 10:39:29AM -0700, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
> > > The flavors helpers like flavor_RUN_DEPENDS are super useful, but I need to
> > > modify USES based on flavor, and find that there is no helper for it.
> > 
> > Besause USES are loader 100 lines earlier, meaning only USES are already
> > processed when we expand the helper.
> > 
> > Without getting to far in the technical details, USES and FLAVORS are basically
> > expanded at the moment, in pre and post section, meaning one had to decide
> > either we should allow USES to define flavors, or we should allow USES helpers.
> Is this why there odd race conditions between USES and FLAVORS where, for
> example, if I have a FLAVOR that does USES+=pgsql and WANT_PGSQL, the
> corresponding postgresqlN-* ports aren't added to *_DEPENDS?

I don't know, neither heard of that specific case, but it could be, if so, that
sound like a bug in, I am interesting in an example that show this

Best regards,