ports/67970: ports textproc/libxml, textproc/libxslt: bogus
dependencies on devel/pkgconfig
eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Wed Jun 16 04:10:28 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR ports/67970; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Oliver Eikemeier <eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com>
To: Alexander Nedotsukov <bland at FreeBSD.org>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: ports/67970: ports textproc/libxml, textproc/libxslt: bogus dependencies on devel/pkgconfig
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 13:05:20 +0200
Alexander Nedotsukov wrote:
> Btw libxml just one case of many we already have. Do you realize this?
A quick survey showed that - should you really insist that libraries
should depend on build tools - you are actually missing a lot of them,
the most prominent being security/openssl, other are devel/valgrind,
devel/pcsc-lite, print/freetype2, graphics/png, www/neon, www/openvrml,
x11/XFree86-4-libraries, x11-toolkits/qt33 and many more.
Similarly security/clamav-devel now run-depends on pkgconfig, although
I'm not aware of a single application using pkgconfig to link with
libclamav (www/mod_clamav links with libclamav, but does so without
using pkfconfig, and works fine without it being present at run time).
You are right, I guess a lot of ports need to be fixed.
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