portmaster and meaning of --show-work / confirm to proceed

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at quip.cz
Fri Jan 29 21:12:59 UTC 2010

Doug Barton wrote:
> On 1/25/2010 9:30 AM, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
>> Doug Barton wrote:
>>> Funny you should mention that. :) The current svn version of portmaster
>>> (users/dougb/portmaster) has this exact feature, and it's almost ready
>>> to be committed to the port. It's currently on by default, and I just
>>> need to add a knob to disable it, and some code to override it if the
>>> only thing to do is the one port the user specified on the command line.
>>> I may get to that today, but $REALLIFE has been kicking my *hrmph*
>>> lately, so it may not be done till the weekend. I would appreciate it if
>>> you would give that a look and tell me if it suits your needs. It's
>>> likely that once I'm 100% convinced that this new feature is the right
>>> way to go that I will drop the --show-work option altogether.
>> I upgraded to portmaster-2.17 with this new feature and it is really nice!

I have one small bug report (unfortunately not much useful info)

# portmaster textproc/pear-Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer devel/pear-OLE 
net/pear-Net_IDNA dns/pear-Net_DNS

===>>> The following actions will be taken if you choose to proceed:
         Install textproc/pear-Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer
         Install devel/pear-OLE
         Install net/pear-Net_IDNA
         Install dns/pear-Net_DNS
         Install devel/pear
         Install devel/pear-OLE
         Install security/php5-mhash
         Install security/mhash

The line "Install devel/pear-OLE" is listed twice.

Maybe it is listed two times because it is specified on commandline and 
pear-OLE is required by pear-Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer.

I am sorry that I can't provide any more useful informations, but I am 
in hurry now with this installation for a customer. :(

Miroslav Lachman

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