ghostscript9 installed; OK for ghostscript8 dependency?

Mike Brown mike at
Sat Aug 27 05:38:21 UTC 2011

I had ghostscript8 installed, but after an ordinary upgrade (I think, I mean, 
I don't recall doing anything unusual), I ended up with ghostscript9. After 
that, portmaster complained that ghostscript8 was a dependency for a couple of 
the other installed ports:

$ portmaster --check-depends
===>>> Checking mediawiki-1.16.1
        ===>>> print/ghostscript8-nox11 is listed as a dependency
        ===>>> but there is no installed version

The same dependency is listed for pecl-imagick.

I went ahead and answered 'y' to the question of whether to delete the 
dependency, but now I'm wondering if that was the wrong thing to do.
Was it?

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