Opinion on cross-port OPTIONS CONFLICTS

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 21 16:29:33 PST 2007

Danny Pansters píše v so 22. 12. 2007 v 00:07 +0100:

> How about e.g. LIB_DEPENDS=artsdsp:/usr/portss/arts at WITHOUT_NAS to
> squash two 
> flies at once.
> The idea being that if the port is not installed it yet, it could be built 
> with make WITHOUT_NAS=1 automagically. Something like this is more pressing 
> when you need to have a non-default option set in a port you depend on. 
> However, you should be very careful to not decide things on the users behalf 
> in a port. Consistancy, pola, all that... 

This would not work for the packages. How would you represent such a
dependency line in a package?

That's why you do slave port with an option toggled, when you need a
package you can depend on. OPTIONS haven't changed this aspect.

Pav Lucistnik <pav at oook.cz>
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