portssystem stale dependencies

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Nov 19 21:07:55 GMT 2005

On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 11:37:45AM +0100, Philip Lykke Carlsen wrote:
> .. does anyone know why the problem of stale dependencies in the package system occurs?.. it's just.. the system won't let you install any given port/package without having met all the dependencies.. just how does it _forget_ that it just installed some package?..

This portupgrade error condition happens when you
install/deinstall/modify ports by some other means than by using the
portupgrade tools.  It's not that it forgets, but that portupgrade
never knew about the changes in the first place, so you have to do
some work to teach it.

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