Why does security/amavisd-new depend on db3?

Jiawei Ye leafy7382 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 21:52:59 PST 2005

On 11/15/05, Craig Boston <craig at yekse.gank.org> wrote:
> Haven't seen this one particularly, but I do often see wrong
> dependencies get registered somehow.  I haven't been bothered enough by
> it to track it down; just pkgdb -F every once in a while...
> For, example, even though I use security/krb5, everything that uses
> Kerberos ends up with a dependency on security/heimdal.  I think it's
> because LIB_DEPENDS finds a library that already exists (libkrb5.so) and
> blindly registers a dependency on the port that it think installed it,
> even though it came from somewhere else.
> BDB, on the other hand, shouldn't have that problem since the shared
> library versions are different between db3 and db4.  You don't by chance
> have both installed?  Though even then WITH_BDB_VER should add the
> correct dep.
I removed bdb3 quite a while ago and installed only bdb 4x.
> It could be a problem with recursive dependencies.  How are you setting
> Craig
I put these switches in pkgtools.conf and pm20.conf. Both complain
about the dependancy on bdb3. portupgrade problem can be hacked around
by using pkgdb -F, but portmanager currently chokes on it.

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