Proposal for another category in INDEX: common_deps

RW fbsd06 at
Sat Jul 21 00:50:04 UTC 2007

On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:01:30 -0700
Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:

> FWIW, the -r option for portmaster only rebuilds those ports that
> depend directly on the new version, not things that depend on the
> things that depend on it.

When portmanager was changed to work this way it seemed sensible. I've
become a bit sceptical about it since I saw a post in this list that
went something like: X always depends on A, B and C, so don't bother
having your port depend on these if it depends on X. I wonder how many
direct dependencies are omitted in this way.  

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