Proper dependencies for "x11"

Joshua Root jmr at
Mon Jul 22 14:24:55 PDT 2013

On 2013-7-23 00:41 , Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
> On Jul 22, 2013, at 2:09, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
>> On Jul 22, 2013, at 02:32, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:53 AM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
>>>> On Jul 21, 2013, at 13:31, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
>>>>> The gnuplot port must declare a dependency on any port that provides a library it links to.
>>>> But only if it *REALLY* links to it and isn't just linking to it because glibtool is stupid (I'm so glad for delete_la_files).  You can check if it's a proper link by seeing if it is actually using those symbols (nm -m <binary you want to check> | grep <name of library without version or .dylib>) on an clean install using a recent-ish base (2.2 branch or trunk from the past couple months).
>>> What exactly needs to be installed clean? Do I need to reinstall the
>>> whole macports (all of the ports)? Just gnuplot? All of its
>>> dependencies?
>> After installing MacPorts trunk or 2.2.0 beta or RC, rebuild all ports in the recursive dependency chain in the correct order. Since the correct order is not always easy to determine, I simply uninstalled and rebuilt all ports to be sure.
> Also make sure that you set 'buildfromsource always' if you change the default value of delete_la_files.  See

Or just don't set delete_la_files in macports.conf. Doing so really
isn't very useful in most circumstances.

- Josh

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