Depending on other ports with OPTIONS

Paul A. Hoadley paulh at
Tue Apr 26 04:01:04 PDT 2005

On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 03:39:01PM +0200, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Monday, 25. April 2005 03:44, Adam Weinberger wrote:
> > Paul A. Hoadley wrote:
> > > I've hit a wall here---can anyone give me a push in the right
> > > direction?  Even just pointing me at a port that depends on
> > > certain OPTIONs having been chosen in another port would
> > > probably be sufficient.  I am willing to work it out from the
> > > Makefiles.
> >
> > Really, the simplest thing is to determine whether someone has
> > installed the proper flavour (for example, look for
> > mysql-backend.file). If not, output an error message saying
> > "Rebuild port foo with the mysql-backend enabled". I bet that'd be
> > enough for most users.
> The best thing to do would be splitting the libdbi-drivers port into
> individual ports per backend (or make it a meta/master-port for
> backend-specific ports), which you can then specifically depend
> on. It's yet more work, but if the libdbi-drivers port-maintainer is
> ok with the change in principle and you submit a reworked bunch of
> libdbi-drivers-foo ports, it should be doable pretty quickly.

That sounds good.  I will contact the maintainer of libdbi-drivers and
see what they think.


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