pkg/poudriere: unwanted dependencies

Gregory Orange at
Mon Jun 9 06:55:39 UTC 2014

Hi Joseph,

On 30/05/14 23:24, Joseph Mingrone wrote:
> Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at> writes:
>> Joseph Mingrone <jrm at> writes:
>>> I did a nullfs mount of /var/db/ports on
>>> /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/options, created
>>> /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/make.conf (shown below), then I fed the
>>> output of portmaster --list-origins | sort -d >
>>> /usr/local/etc/poudriere-list to poudriere bulk.  After doing a pkg
>>> upgrade with the newly-created poudriere repo configured, pkg still
>>> wants to install things like perl-5.16 and hal despite my configured
>>> ports not depending on hal or perl-5.16.  Am I missing something?
>> Are you sure those ports aren't dependencies of something your intended
>> ports depend on? It's easy enough to check; just look for perl as a
>> "deps" entry in the rest of your packages (or if you already have them
>> installed after a "pkg upgrade", just ask pkg by trying to delete
>> perl).
> They weren't the dependencies that I expected.  For example, I had
> perl-5.18 installed and as the default version in make.conf.  I'm still
> getting used to some subtleties of pkg(ng)/poudrieire, so I'm not sure
> exactly why this solved the problem, but instead of the nullfs mount of
> /var/db/ports on /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/options, I used poudriere
> options and things seem to be working as expected now.

Would you mind elaborating a little on what you know about this? I've 
got Perl 5.14 installed and specified in the poudriere build list, but 
poudriere builds 5.16 as well. How can I control this?


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