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

From: Harry Schmalzbauer <freebsd_at_omnilan.de>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 14:56:47 +0200
Am 07.09.2021 um 04:15 schrieb Mel Pilgrim:
> 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 "_at_${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/php.mk 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.
>

I can't remember if this still is undocumented... and if I already 
reported that this is missing to be documented.
Also can't remember where I found that it can look like this, most 
likely underneith ports/Mk:

.if ${PORT_OPTIONS:MGITT}
RUN_DEPENDS=    git:${PORTSDIR}/devel/git_at_tiny
.endif


It's from one of my local meta-ports.

As far as I remember, it worked as intended.


Best,

-harry
Received on Sun Sep 12 2021 - 12:56:47 UTC

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