dependency inheritance

Jiawei Ye leafy7382 at
Mon May 15 07:51:41 UTC 2006

On 5/15/06, [LoN]Kamikaze <LoN_Kamikaze at> wrote:
> First of all I don't understand why it should have any dependencies
> apart from portupgrade.
> The second problem is that apart from ruby-1.8.4_6,1 and perl-5.8.8,
> which were obviously inherited from portupgrade, why does it inherit the
> wrong version of ruby-bdb and why doesn't it inherit bdb4?
During my conversation with the author of portmanager, we found that
pkg_* tools look at the ports Makefiles instead of the installed
db/pkg/+CONTENTS when determining the dependancies. Portmanager did an
excellent job resolving these dependancy things, but it is not in
active development now.

Jiawei Ye

"Without the userland, the kernel is useless."
               --inspired by The Tao of Programming

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