dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 12 23:25:10 UTC 2011
On 03/12/2011 14:12, Charlie Kester wrote:
> I'm not aware of any tool that will display a similar dependency tree
> for a port *before* it is installed.
portmaster doesn't _quite_ do that, but it does walk you through all of
the config screens (and thus, the related dependencies) prior to
building, then present you a list of everything that will be built
before you build it.
That said, what is really needed is for the OPTIONS framework to take
environmental preferences into account when dealing with defaults. In
other words, if WITHOUT_X11 is defined in make.conf, then the defaults
for OPTIONS that are related to requiring X11 stuff should be off. There
are a few ports that have rolled their own manipulation of this, but
that logic really needs to be in bsd.options.mk. Any volunteers?
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