remove BUILD_DEPENDS automatically after install

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Mon Nov 16 00:07:23 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 11:44:04PM +0100, Sandra Kachelmann wrote:
> Is there a reason why BUILD_DEPENDS aren't being removed after a port
> has been installed and if no other installed port depends on it?

How do you know that the user does not want that port installed?
And what if the user will install 20 other ports afterwards - all of which
is that same port as a BUILD_DEPENDS - should that port be
installed/deinstalled each and every time?

(Personally I would be *very* annoyed if, for example, libtool or
automake/autoconf would be reinstalled every time I installed a port which
had one of them as a build-time dependency.  There are *lots* of ports which
have one of them in BUILD_DEPENDS, but few if any that has them as

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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