Direct or indirect libdependencies (using the case)

Michel Talon talon at
Wed Jun 2 08:36:51 UTC 2010

Garrett Cooper wrote:

> > followed consistently. I know that the decisions are made on a
> > case-by-case
> > basis, but for my taste, it is too much case-by-case.
> I haven't done portmaster -af in a long time, but unfortunately some
> things aren't working as expected (gthumb segfaults on certain
> directories), so here we go...

In fact these remarks combined show that there are fundamental problems 
in the port system, a thing which has been remarked since a long time,
but is regularly denied by many people. Basically it is not in a shape
to be reliably maintained by automatic procedures, contrary to some
concurrence. How to solve the problem, i don't know.


Michel TALON

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