"portmaster -o" behaves a little strangely (IMHO)

Chris Rees crees at freebsd.org
Tue Jan 24 22:02:06 UTC 2012

On 24 January 2012 20:31, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 01/24/2012 06:19, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
>> ===>>> Gathering dependency list for lang/gcc46 from ports
>> ===>>> Launching child to update gcc- to
>> gcc-
>>         lang/gcc46 >> gcc-
>> (What is the preceding line -- with the ">>" -- and the similar one
>> below, supposed to be indicating exactly?  If it means what I think it
>> does, then it seems as if portmaster is misinterpreting the intention
>> of the "-o" option)
> No, it means that the ports framework is seeing 4.4 as a dependency of
> 4.6 for some reason. I've seen that happen in the past when non-base gcc
> was in use, but have never had anyone track down the cause
> authoritatively. Obviously make.conf is a suspect, but I'm assuming you
> already looked there.

Often happens when people stick USE_something into make.conf :)

(don't do that)


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