Bizarre dependency on gnatcross-sysroot-aarch64?

Carl Johnson carlj at
Mon Apr 5 15:49:22 UTC 2021

Steve Watt <steve at> writes:

> [ Originally sent to freebsd-pkg, but it appears that nobody really
> reads that list... ]
> Greetings!
> I have a puzzle.  I've got a 12.2-RELEASE-p4 amd64 system, and pkg
> seems to be fixated on installing gnatcross-sysroot-aarch64.  I don't
> do any Arm development on this system, never have. And certainly not
> Ada (because it's one of the few I've never bothered to learn).

I have the same problem as you.  It doesn't seem to depend on anything
and nothing depends on it.  I can delete it, but it always comes back
the next time I install anything.  I have a 12.2-RELEASE-p3 amd64 system
and pkg is standard, except that I modified the config file to enable
plugins for pkg-provides.  I had the same problem before I added
pkg-provides, so I don't think that is the cause.  I would love to get
rid of it, but it isn't worth deleting it every time I add or upgrade a

Carl Johnson		carlj at

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