[RFC/P] Port System Re-Engineering

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Mon Dec 3 19:00:28 PST 2007

On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 20:23:20 -0600, Aryeh Friedman  
<aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Having said that dependencies often do depend on the order the leaves
>> are installed, because some ports will use alternate dependencies
>> according to what's already there. It makes things a lot easier to
>> maintain.
>> _______________________________________________
> btw xdm is not the worst offender for example if you install abiword
> after installing gnome it will not start but if you install it before
> hand then install gnome no issue

Have you report this to gnome at FreeBSD.org yet? The abiword port will  
enable with GNOME option by default if GNOME exists in system, but you can  
avoid that by use WITHOUT_GNOME=yes. You want to rewrite ports system  
because of this?


mezz7 at cox.net  -  mezz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD GNOME Team  -  FreeBSD Multimedia Hat (ports, not src)
http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/  -  gnome at FreeBSD.org
http://wiki.freebsd.org/multimedia  -  multimedia at FreeBSD.org

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