Circular port dependency
george+freebsd at m5p.com
Sat Jan 12 00:41:38 UTC 2013
On 01/11/13 03:22, Gleb Kurtsou wrote:
> On (10/01/2013 20:21), George Mitchell wrote:
>> I grabbed the ports tree as of 308518, the RELEASE_9_1_0 tag.
>> devel/libtool won't build, because it requires autom4te during the
>> configure phase. So I put "BUILD_DEPENDS= autom4te:devel/autoconf"
>> in the Makefile. But autoconf depends on gmake, which depends on
>> gettext, which depends on libiconv, which depends on libtool.
>> What to do?
> Build devel/gmake defining WITHOUT_NLS:
> # cd /usr/ports/devel/gmake && make -DWITHOUT_NLS all install
> Why would anybody want NLS support in make in a first place?
>> I'm running on a CURRENT build on my Raspberry Pi.
>> -- George Mitchell
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It turns out the circular dependency is the side effect of the FreeBSD
10 autotools fix. Upon discovering that acinclude.m4 has been modified,
the port decides it needs to run autom4te.
I worked around the problem with "make -DWITHOUT_FBSD10_FIX", with no
apparent ill effects. Perhaps the devel/libtool Makefile should always
define WITHOUT_FBSD10_FIX. -- George Mitchell
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