Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Sat Jan 26 20:39:04 PST 2008

On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:25:01 -0600, Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
>> Sergey Matveychuk wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> After a long time, I've got a little free time and spent it working for
>>> portupgrade.
>>> A new version (2.4.0) was released.
> Congrats on both the new version, and finding the time. :)
>> This breaks certain ports (portupgrade -a) that have multiple ports
>> that can satisfy a depends.   For example net-p2p/deulge depends on
>> devel/boost but multimedia/miro depends on devel/boost-python.   The
>> only difference between boost and boost-python is boost-python sets
>> the -DWITH_PYTHON flag and lists lang/python
>> -2.5 while boost does not depend on it and makes the user specify the
>> above flag from the command line.  Under the old portugrade it relied
>> on miro and/or deluge to detect its own depends and since both did it
>> by xDEP on the installed files either whould be accepted.   Under the
>> new one portupgrade attempts to build from index depends thus does not
>> allow this interchangablity.
> I handled this in portmaster by analyzing the CONFLICTS. If a requested  
> dependency has a CONFLICTS line I check the glob patterns against the  
> installed ports with pkg_info and keep going if we already have  
> something installed that will work.
> That's not a perfect solution, but it handles all the cases I've seen  
> personally, or users complained about before that feature was introduced.

I love this solution, I remember this:




> hope this helps,
> Doug

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