proper way to handle ports dependencies ?

Pav Lucistnik pav at
Fri Feb 2 19:12:40 UTC 2007

Luigi Rizzo píše v pá 02. 02. 2007 v 09:27 -0800:
> I have some ports (linux-gspca-kmod, linux-ov511-kmod, more in the
> future) which depend on linux-kmod-devel which in turn only works
> on i386 and 6.2 or above.
> Is it enough to put ONLY_FOR_ARCHS and .if ${OSVERSION} < ...
> just in the parent (linux-kmod-devel), or should i
> put it in all children too ?

Technically it's enough to put it in the parent port, but it's a service
to the users to put it everywhere, so the process bails out earlier.

Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
              <pav at>

Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and
quick to anger.
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