[HEADSUP] portmaster/portupgrade support for new features

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at FreeBSD.org
Mon Aug 24 19:01:40 UTC 2015

On 8/24/2015 11:54 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 07:27:10PM +0200, Matthieu Volat wrote:
>> On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:58:02 +0200
>> Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:22:27AM +0200, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>>> hi all,
>>>> A couple of new features are coming to the ports tree. The first of which has
>>>> landed in the ports tree and should not be used before a while, still before we
>>>> start using it, it would be a very good idea to bring support for it to
>>>> portmaster/portupgrade. (I have already done the change in poudriere and it will
>>>> be in te next version.)
>>>> So since recently we can remove the ${PORTSDIR} from all the dependency lines.
>>>> (Please do not use that syntax before all the tools are able to handle it!)
>>>> Aka BLA_DEPENDS= pattern:${PORTSDIR}/category/port can now become
>>>> pattern:category/ports
>>>> I haven't checked portmaster/portupgrade code so I have no idea if they will
>>>> support that out of box or if they will need some changes.
>>>> I would really appreciate to see people testing that and provide patches if
>>>> necessary so that the day we adopt this syntax those tools are already ready to
>>>> use it ootb.
>>>> FYI: https://github.com/freebsd/portmaster and
>>>> https://github.com/freebsd/portupgrade
>>>> Later more changes will be necessary to support upcoming VARIANTS (formerly
>>>> known as FLAVOURS) and sub packages.
>>>> This first step would allow you to step into the code of those tools before the
>>>> having to deal with more intrusive changes :)
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Bapt
>>> Here is a reminder on help needed. We do really need to get this feature in the
>>> ports tree to be able to step further in flexible dependencies (hear
>>> provides/requires) and VARIANTS/FLAVORS and subpackages.
>>> If one cares about those tools, please make them work without ${PORTSDIR}
>>> information.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Bapt
>> Hello,
>> Are those features already present somehow in ports?
>> The first thing I see is a failure because calling commands
>> such as "make build-depends-list" in port directories in which I
>> removed ${PORTSDIR} from LIB_DEPENDS failing.
> No not yet because we are writing for portmaster/portupgrade to handle that to
> commit them. How ever I can provide a patch so anyone willing to work on that
> will be able to test.


Bryan Drewery

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