Dependencies: base vs. ports (Was: Re: ports/187468)

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Thu Mar 13 16:29:08 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 08:22:08AM -0500 I heard the voice of
Scot Hetzel, and lo! it spake thus:
> This was caused by the port maintainer deciding to force the port to
> always us the base version of OpenSSL on FreeBSD >= 10.  Instead of
> letting the sysadmin decide on which to use (port / base).

That imputes rather more specific intent than I think is really called
for; it's just as easy to read as "didn't consider the case of
somebody on >= 10 wanting to use port openssl instead at all" rather
than "chose to disallow $PREV".  But either way, I think it makes my
point; it's a fringe-enough option that there are liable to be
landmines waiting.  And I'm confident that Murphy has me on
speed-dial, so they're sure to be in places I'm going to need on 5
minutes notice sometime.

Whereas is there _is_ no /usr/lib/lib{ssl,crypto}, it can't create a
messy conflict   8-}

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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