lang/gcc46 dependency loop on lang/gcc

David Wolfskill david at
Mon Aug 27 19:44:32 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:35:14PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Gerald,
> It seems that if lang/gcc46 is installed, and then you attempt to update
> it, lang/gcc shows up in the output of build-depends-list,
> run-depends-list, or perhaps both. If lang/gcc46 is not installed
> already, this doesn't happen.
> ....

FWIW, on the machine on which I'm writing this note, I successfully
performed an:

        Upgrade of gcc- to gcc-

yesterday without incident (using portmaster).

The machine is now running:

FreeBSD 8.3-STABLE FreeBSD 8.3-STABLE #560 239646M: Fri Aug 24 04:21:00 PDT 2012     root at  i386

(and had been updated to that just prior to the portmaster run).

The ports tree is maintained as an SVN working copy; it was @303183
as of the time of the update in question.

David H. Wolfskill				david at
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