portmanager loop?

Michael C. Shultz reso3w83 at verizon.net
Wed Jan 26 09:44:42 PST 2005

To keep everyone informed, here is how portmanager's looping problem 
with XFree86 is going to be handled:

portmanager version 0.2.4_1

	Adding "three strikes checking".  When "make" is run on a port
it gets 1 strike, if it's made a second time it gets 2 strikes and a 
warning will be printed, if it tries to build a 3rd time it gets marked 
as ignore and no more attempts will be made to build it.  At the end
of a portmanager -u run every port that was ignored and why it was 
ignored is listed.  This change doesn't solve the problem, but makes it 
managable and I will have it posted before the day is over.

portmanager version 0.2.5

When a port has a second strike placed against it, instead of getting
its dependencies from /var/db/{portname}/+CONTENTS (which is very fast)
the port's dependencies will be retrieved by running "make 
all-depends-list" in the port's directory (horribly slow) .  I expect 
this to be a clean fix for the looping problem but may take a few days
for codeing and testing before I can release this version.


ps. Comments or other suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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