circular dependency issue

Gabor Pali pgj at
Wed Jan 9 13:51:47 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Joseph A. Nagy, Jr
<jnagyjr1978 at> wrote:
> I'm trying to install x11-wm/hs-xmonad but it keeps getting caught in a
> circular dependency with print/hs-hscolour
> Is anyone else having issues with it?

You get this if you have the option HSCOLOUR set.  Disable this option
for hs- ports (this is disable by default) or install/update
print/hs-hscolour separately.  The circular dependency is because
HsColour cannot generate HsColourized documentation for itself -- so
you will have to install it without HSCOLOUR first, then build it with
HSCOLOUR, remove the old version and replace it with the new one.  Or
simply just omit the HsColourized documentation (or the documentation
at all) for print/hs-hscolour.

I am not sure that port update tools like portmaster, portupgrade and
friends will support this so you will have to do it yourself manually.

Hope that helps.

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