Simplifying life with and ports dependencies

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Wed Jun 30 17:27:39 PDT 2004

In article <WnIEc.28571$Lh.4153 at okepread01>,
Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at> wrote:
>Edit /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf.  Look for the section where you can 
>define alternate package dependencies, starting with the line:
>Add the following alternate dependencies list, so that the section ends up 
>looking like this:
>	'x11/XFree86-4-libraries' => 'x11/xorg-libraries',
>	'x11-fonts/XFree86-4-fontEncodings' => 'x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-encodings',
>	'x11-fonts/XFree86-4-fontScalable' => 'x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-type1',
>	'x11/XFree86-4-clients' => 'x11/xorg-clients',
>  }
>Voila!  No more hassles with X dependencies!

Hmmm, how odd.  I just ran portupgrade on a port with one of the above 
XFree dependencies, and the alternate dependency didn't "take".

Could there be a bug in the current version of portupgrade?

Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at> -- "In Unix veritas"

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