Re: How do I depend on a flavoured PHP port? The Handbook is wrong??

From: Tatsuki Makino <>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 00:35:21 UTC
Mel Pilgrim wrote on 2021/09/04 09:36:
> I'm trying to add a dependency on a flavoured PHP application, but the Porter's Handbook (section 7.3.1) instructions don't work.  It says to just add "@${PHP_FLAVOR}" but that's an empty variable.
> I can't add php:flavors to the USES line because that then requires this port be flavoured as if it were itself a PHP application (it's not, it's just a metaport).
> Adding "php" to USES works, but adds an unnecessary lang/php?? dependency.
> What I need is the PHP counterpart to python:env, but I can't seem to find it?

The RUN_DEPENDS+= near line 271 of Mk/Uses/ seems to always be executed.
It would be an excessive dependency if PHP was used as a script just for building.

That's what this is about, isn't it? :)