port building make config dialog dependencies idea

Jakub Lach jakub_lach at mailplus.pl
Fri Sep 15 12:23:37 UTC 2017


After many years of using FreeBSD ports, I've grown into habit 
of reading Makefiles each time I'm not sure if any options I'm 
proposed pulls in dependencies or not.

And then it hit me. Why should we do that? Port system already
knows if something pulls another part of it, why those build 
options are not marked somehow? Ideally, described (installs 
xxx/xxx) or just by another colour, just marked by "*" even.

Am I'm missing anything?

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