FreeBSD rt3 port

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Nov 8 01:38:11 PST 2003

On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 10:13:14AM +0100, Angelo Turetta wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Autrijus Tang" <autrijus at>
> Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 4:12 AM
> >> one of its dependent ports needs was not brought in by 'portupgrade -rRN
> rt3'.
> >> Can this be added as a dependency for rt3?
> >
> > That is indeed so.  Dmitry, can you help me to commit the patch below?
> ( ..... )
> ${LOCALBASE}/bin/mysql_config:${PORTSDIR}/databases/mysql40-server \
> >+
> ${SITE_PERL}/${PERL_ARCH}/DBD/${PORTSDIR}/databases/p5-DBD-mysql
> Looking at this dependency list, I remembered asking myself in the past: why
> in the world must this port need mysql-server?
> I think it should be perfectly OK to have the database running on another
> server, and thus this port should better depend on mysql-client instead.

Actually, the p5-DBD-mysql port already depends on mysql-client.
Indeed, it understands three different flavours of mysql-client, which
is a good thing.  As far as I can see there's no need for rt3 to
depend on a specific version of mysql, so a dependency like:

    BUILD_DEPENDS+= ${SITE_PERL}/${PERL_ARCH}/DBD/${PORTSDIR}/databases/p5-DBD-mysql

should be sufficient.

(and the equivalent for people that want to use postgres via p5-DBD-Pg)  

As an aside, there are two ports that can provide the DBD::mysql
module: databases/p5-Mysql (Msql-Mysql-modules-1.2219 by Jochen
Wiedmann) and databases/p5-DBD-mysql (DBD-mysql-2.9003 by Rudy Lippan)
-- only the latter seems to be being updated.



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