Call for testers for yet another ports upgrade program, ports+

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Sat Jul 28 16:18:39 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 09:48:47PM -0400 I heard the voice of
Yoshihiro Ota, and lo! it spake thus:
> Q. Is it safe to assume all dependencies are STATIC?
> A. Yes, it is.

No, it's not.  Lots of ports change dependancies based on what's
installed, so if you install one thing you have to assume that any
other thing you intend to build in the future may change its list
because of that.  For a trivial demonstration, look at how many use
the ".if ${HAVE_GNOME:Msomething}" pattern.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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