Superfluous dependencies

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Mar 10 15:04:39 UTC 2011

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011, Hans Ottevanger wrote:

> Indeed I see this 'shortcut' being used all over the place. But in the
> cases I have looked into the last few days, i.e. the xorg-7.5.1 and
> kde-lite-3.5.10_8 ports, the problem is just a trivial, but slightly
> different. It appears that in many occasions USE_PYTHON and USE_PERL
> are specified in situations where I think USE_PYTHON_BUILD and
> USE_PERL_BUILD, respectively, would suffice.
> By making a few trivial changes i can make xorg-7.5.1 fully
> independent on run-time of Python, Perl and Bison. The same can be
> done for kde-lite-3.5.10_8 when I also disable the Perl support in
> net-snmp, which is a dependency of kdeutils-3.5.10_8.
> If anybody is interested I could consolidate my results and post a few patches.

Anything that makes ports more accurate is good.  Please post, and the 
maintainers of those ports would likely be interested also.

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