Resolving circular dependencies

Erick Turnquist jhujhiti at
Sun Dec 22 17:22:45 UTC 2013

On 2013-12-22 09:51, Scot Hetzel wrote:
> The best way to solve this would be to create 3 ports that would
> create the appropriate gssapi mech:
> security/cyrus-sasl2-mech-gssapi-base <- Kerberos Support from
> /usr/lib/libkrb5.a
> security/cyrus-sasl2-mech-gssapi-krb5 (slave port)
> security/cyrus-sasl2-mech-gssapi-hemidal (slave port)

What would the exact dependencies be in this case? I feel like I've 
missed something important, because both openldap24-sasl-client and 
cyrus-sasl2 still actually depend on the MIT Kerberos libraries, would 
we not end up with a circle of four packages instead of three?

openldap24-sasl-client -> cyrus-sasl2 -> krb5 -> openldap24-sasl-client

openldap24-sasl-client -> cyrus-sasl2 -> cyrus-sasl2-mech-gssapi-krb5 -> 
krb5 -> openldap24-sasl-client

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