Package depending on any one of multiple FLAVORS
matthew at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 7 10:28:51 UTC 2018
On 06/02/2018 10:43, Dan Mahoney (Gushi) wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2018, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> This is down to a deficiency in pkg(8) -- it can't handle having a
>> number of alternate packages or ranges of different package versions to
>> fulfil a dependency. The dependencies "baked into" each package are on
>> exactly the dependency package and version used at compilation time.
> This feels a lot like what I was just asking about, as well. Are there
> plans for this dependency to be addressed in the future? My brief
> combing of the wiki didn't find any kind of a roadmap or anything like
Well, this is one of about three wide-ranging changes to the ports that
are currently in play. That is: Flavours, Sub-packages and Variable
dependencies. I believe the plan is to implement them in that order --
so Flavours has landed now, but there's a lot of work ongoing to apply
it everywhere it is needed. There's a code review up for sub-packages,
but that project is still in the very early stages. Variable
dependencies will probably happen sometime after all that. It needs a
bunch of code changes in pkg(8) and then a lot of wide-ranging changes
in the ports tree itself.
So, don't get too excited just yet...
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