USE_GCC vs. packaging

Thomas-Martin Seck tmseck-lists at
Wed Mar 29 18:01:31 UTC 2006

* Dirk Meyer <dirk.meyer at> [gmane.os.freebsd.devel.ports]:

> Thomas-Martin Seck schrieb:,
>> A package built using this binary will fail unless and
>> are installed, too.
> They are installed.
> ldconfig could not find them.

The problem is: this issue was introduced with the latest changes to

In short:
When I build a package of this port on 4.x with gcc 3.4.6 and install
this package on a vanilla 4.11 system, things will obviously blow up
since gcc 3.4.6 is not a registered dependency and is not
present there. pkg_add just does not know that it should pull in a gcc34
package, too. And this is new, older versions of lang/gcc34 made it
possible that I could build a port using gcc34, build a package, take
this package to a vanilla system, install it there and run it without
installing gcc34 first to resolve libraries.

This needs to be fixed, either by reverting the changes to gcc3X or by
changing USE_GCC in such a way that the gcc port used is made a build
and run dependency instead of a mere build dependency.

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