libpng transition?

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at
Fri Jan 21 14:36:43 PST 2011

On Jan 21, 2011, at 2:31 PM, Rainer Müller wrote:

> On 2011-01-21 21:41 , Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>> Why are the effects of -R not the default behavior?
> -R causes a forced rebuild of *all* dependents recursively and will
> cause lots of unnecessary builds. There is currently no way to tell if
> an upgrade of a dependent is required.
> Note also, a 'port -R upgrade outdated' could cause multiple  
> unnecessary
> rebuilds of the same port as it can be in the dependents of more than
> one port.
> Therefore it is not the default as your upgrades would take so much  
> longer
> Rainer

Makes sense, thanks Rainer.


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