active_variants and path: dependency

Clemens Lang cal at
Mon Apr 1 12:07:19 PDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 11:52:32AM -0400, Michael Dickens wrote:
> Some of my ports (and, some others such as those using pango or
> pango-devel) require both active_variants as well as to use the
> "path:name:port" dependency syntax.  The attached patch adds the
> "path:name:port" syntax option to active_variants, by using the
> internal (portutils) command "_get_dep_port" to resolve parsing the port
> name to check for variants.  It works nicely for me, and isn't even a
> hack!  Thoughts / comments?  I'd like to get this patch, or something
> like it, checked in sooner rather than later to make use of the feature
> it provides. - MLD

That's #38117.

The patch looks good to me. If there are no other reviews by, let's say
Wednesday, I'd say commit it.

Clemens Lang

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