Port dependencies

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at riderway.com
Thu Nov 8 14:37:45 PST 2007

Andrey Shuvikov wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to figure out port dependencies on my (freshly installed)
> FreeBSD 7.0. For example, I have two automake ports:
> $ pkg_info | grep automake-1
> automake-1.5_4,1    GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator (1.5)
> automake-1.6.3      GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator (1.6)
These particular ports are special, I don't think any port should list
them as RUN_DEPENDS, but rather as BUILD_DEPENDS.

So to answer your question, no, you don't need them. But if you were to
recompile things, they would need to be built again.

You should look at the automake-wrapper port.

ade@ and des@ have done loads of work with the autotools.

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