portmaster and build depends
rfarmer at predatorlabs.net
Sun Aug 22 00:49:33 UTC 2010
On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, Rob Farmer wrote:
>> I just came across what I think is a potential problem in portmaster
>> (3.0). I csup-ed today and ran portmaster -a. This machine had ports
>> last updated on August 9th.
>> ===>>> The following actions will be taken if you choose to proceed:
>> Upgrade en-freebsd-doc-20100625 to en-freebsd-doc-20100811
>> Upgrade ruby-18.104.22.168_2,1 to ruby-22.214.171.124_3,1
>> Upgrade sqlite3-126.96.36.199_1 to sqlite3-188.8.131.52_2
>> Upgrade freetype2-2.4.1 to freetype2-2.4.2
>> Upgrade ghostscript8-nox11-8.71_4 to ghostscript8-nox11-8.71_5
>> Install print/cups-image
>> Install print/cups-client
>> Install security/gnutls
>> Upgrade bison-2.4.1_1,1 to bison-2.4.3,1
>> Upgrade ddclient-3.8.0 to ddclient-3.8.0_1
>> Upgrade nginx-devel-0.8.48 to nginx-devel-0.8.49
>> Upgrade phpMyAdmin-3.3.5 to phpMyAdmin-184.108.40.206
>> ===>>> Proceed? y/n [y]
>> I think this is an issue because ghostscript is a build dependency of
>> en-freebsd-doc (indirectly: textproc/docproj-jadetex >
>> textproc/docproj > print/ghostscript8). Thus, the new documentation
>> tools will be built after the new documentation is built with the old
> The case you're describing more generally is:
> parent port: out of date
> child port: up to date
> grandchild port: out of date
> This is exact scenario that I left the -t option in the code to handle, and
> is the only one where I know for sure that it's valid and appropriate.
> Unfortunately it's nearly impossible for portmaster to detect this situation
> without -t, and using it routinely has other nasty side effects.
> The only thing I can suggest at this point is to try -at and see if that
> works for you.
Ok, portmaster -at seems to work as expected.
However, the problem with this solution is that if -t isn't
recommended for routine use, how am I supposed to know when to use it?
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