HEADS UP: Latest round of bsd.*.mk changes

Andy Fawcett andy at athame.co.uk
Wed Feb 4 00:15:17 PST 2004

On Wednesday 04 February 2004 07:09, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> Title: Add a USE_GETTEXT macro
> Affects: bsd.port.mk Too many ports to list
> Description: A new USE_GETTEXT macro has been added that takes the
> place of an explicit LIB_DEPENDS on devel/gettext.  This will help
> with future shared lib version bumps.
> PR: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=61992
> Submitted by: trevor

This change is, in my opinion, a little flawed.

Any port that had a *_DEPENDS on gettext has now been changed to 
USE_GETTEXT=yes, implying a LIB_DEPENDS on gettext.

Now, some of the ports only had a BUILD_DEPENDS on gettext, and 
certainly do not need it installed after the build process is complete. 

Take for example the kde-i18n ports:

previously, these had a BUILD_DEPENDS on gettext, _specifically_ because 
they don't need gettext at runtime, and because we got complaints every 
time there was a gettext bump that they were being rebuilt for no 

Now they have a LIB_DEPENDS, which is registered as a linktime 
dependency. Next time gettext is upgraded (even a little portrevision) 
they will be rebuilt on a users system.

I'd like to propose that USE_GETTEXT is altered to take different 

run=RUN_DEPENDS (not sure if any ports use it as a runtime dep only)

(one of kde@)
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