lang/gcc46 dependency loop on lang/gcc

Bryan Drewery bryan at
Tue Aug 28 19:15:12 UTC 2012

On 8/27/2012 2:35 PM, 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.
> This would seem to be an error in the logic, or perhaps an
> error in one of the ports' Makefiles, not sure yet. Any chance you could
> look into this?
> Doug

I believe this was reported in ports/171135 as well for lang/gcc47.
Received in private email:

--->  Installing the new version via the port
===>  Installing for gcc-
===>   gcc- depends on file: /usr/local/bin/as - found
===>   gcc- depends on executable: gcc47 - not found
===>    Verifying reinstall for gcc47 in /usr/ports/lang/gcc47
... (more than 100)

make: Max recursion level (500) exceeded.
*** Error code 2
Stop in /usr/ports/lang/gcc47.
*** Error code 1
... (more than 100)

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