Manually registering dependencies for ports
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jun 8 12:17:08 UTC 2010
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On 08/06/2010 12:36:33, RW wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:04:37 +0100
> Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 07/06/2010 17:34:39, RW wrote:
>>> If it's a metaport then it does have an origin.
>> It certainly needs an origin if some other port is going to depend on
>> it. Which is usually the case for metaports, but not necessarily so.
> A metaport is a port and has an origin by definition. What you are
> referring to is a metapackage.
Right. So the 'meta' nature is irrelevant, and you might as well say if
it's a port, then it has an origin: otherwise, it's a package. That
makes sense. Quite a lot of sense really, although I think most people
don't think quite so precisely about such things.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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