how would I go about debugging a ports dependency problem?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Sun Jan 25 10:25:06 PST 2004

I'm building a test 5.2-RELEASE box, and installing (most of) the ports
that I have installed on my 4.9-STABLE laptop.  In the process of this,
I discovered that security/nss won't install because of a path conflict
with converters/btoa... yet my laptop has btoa-5.2.1_1,1 and nss-3.8
installed (the same versions the 5.2 machine wants to install).

How do I go about figuring out how my laptop installed them without
conflicts, while the desktop complains?  How likely is it that the
conflict is specifically because one is 4.9 and the other 5.2?  I can
see some angles of attack, but am wondering if there's better ways to do

brandon s. allbery    [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl]     allbery at
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon univ.         KF8NH

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