ports/67970: ports textproc/libxml, textproc/libxslt: bogus dependencies on devel/pkgconfig

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Wed Jun 16 06:36:20 PDT 2004

Pav Lucistnik wrote:

> V st, 16. 06. 2004 v 14:58, Oliver Eikemeier píše:
>> the .pc file in the base and add libdata/pkgconfig to the mtree files,
>> especially since there are more ports that have problems with that.
> Adding libdata/pkgconfig to mtree sounds like a good idea. Depends how
> broad mtree should be, that depends on portmgr's vision.

Yep. otherwise a simple INSTALLS_PKGCONFIG=yes would do the trick, 
it seems like we would only exchange a single line in pkg-plist with one
in the Makefile in this case.

>> OTOH you seem to selectively ignore the other samples given, which does
>> not seem very wise to me either. I can not understand why you have such
>> an emotional relation to a plainly wrong dependency.
> I talked with you on the subject extensively on IRC yesterday, and
> you're firmly rooted in your believes and opinions. No reason to repeat
> whole conversation over email again.

True, and I aborted the discussion because it got emotionally heated. I
submitted the PR in the hope of starting a more technically oriented
discussion, like getting some examples of breakage when this dependency
would be removed. I'm a little disappointed of the lack of real arguments
in this thread. Most of my questions remain unanswered, like whether you
believe devel/valgrind, devel/pcsc-lite, print/freetype2, graphics/png,
www/neon, www/openvrml, x11/XFree86-4-libraries and x11-toolkits/qt33
should run-depend on pkgconfig too.


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