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

From: Mel Pilgrim <>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 02:15:26 UTC
On 2021-09-06 17:35, Tatsuki Makino wrote:
> 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? :)

It's for a metaport that wants to add a flavored PHP port to 
RUN_DEPENDS; but yes, needing PHP as a BUILD_DEPEND would probably be 
another example.