Stale Dependancy

Chris Maness chris at
Wed Feb 15 21:44:25 PST 2006

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Bob Perry wrote:

> Chris Maness wrote:
>> This might be Newbie question:
>> What is the cleanest way to resolve stale dependency with gamin-0.1.5_3.  I 
>> think I remember seeing a message that it merged into fam.  I did a 
>> portupgrade -a, and it's still there.  I was surprised this was not self 
>> cleansing because I used CVSUP to sync my port tree.
> Hi Chris,
> I ran into a stale dependency situation where I thought gamin-0.1.5_3 was 
> replacing fam.   I posted the issue and received the following command which 
> replaced fam:
> "You can only have one (fam or gamin) installed.  The following command will 
> replace fam with gamin:
>> >
>> > portupgrade -o devel/gamin -f fam"
> I posted my message around 1/31.  You may want to review archives and 
> determine if this may apply to your situation.
> Bob Perry

That fixed the stale dependency problem, but didn't fam merge into gamin. 
Isn't that what caused the issue in the first place?

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