A question about dependencies
michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Tue Jun 29 09:52:57 PDT 2004
On Tuesday 29 June 2004 18:37, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:17:09 +0200, Michael Nottebrock
> <michaelnottebrock at gmx.net> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 29 June 2004 10:14, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 10:43:02PM -0600, Bob Melson wrote:
> >> > Briefly, I discovered on my system some 124 ports of 600+ that show
> >> > python as a requirement. Granted that many are probably cascading
> >> > requirements: A requires B which requires C which requires python,
> >> so A
> >> > and B are shown to depend on it; this still seems to me to be a
> >> problem.
> >> Actually, there are just two ports that directly depend on python, and
> >> through which the majority of those other ports you mention inherit
> >> their python dependence. Those ports are:
> >> textproc/libxml2
> >> textproc/libxslt
> >> both of which are important parts of the Gnome environment.
> >> If you don't want python installed on your system, then there's a
> >> simple solution. Set 'WITHOUT_PYTHON=yes' in /etc/make.conf and
> >> reinstall all of the ports that depend from those two.
> > In the special case of python, I would agree that there are unnecessary
> > dependencies recorded - it seems libxml and libxslt do not have a runtime
> > dependency on python, just a buildtime dependency to build python
> > bindings.
> > However, USE_PYTHON can either record both run & buildtime dependencies
> > none
> > - perhaps another knob is needed here. Comments?
> It will install the *.py files if Python enable, so I disagree with this.
Yes, but this is a buildtime dependency. Python is not needed by libxml2 or
libxslt at runtime, so there should be no RUN_DEPENDS on it.
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