Puzzling inconsistency regarding dep

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Apr 13 16:52:55 PDT 2014

On Apr 13, 2014, at 14:24, MK-MacPorts at techno.ms wrote:

> On 13 Apr 2014, at 21:12 , Joshua Root wrote:
>> What would this warning say, and where would it go? And have you read
>> the help for port rdeps?
> Ah, sorry, now I see that there is indeed an option "--no-build" there.
> But still, one could make use of an option like “--with-build” for the rdependents command! :-)
> A use case:
> 	If one tries to figure out whether a certain port tree is fully distributable
> 	one doesn’t want to be surprised by a suddenly non-distributable build-dependency somewhere in there.
> That is why I am so pernickety. :-)

By definition, a build dependency isn’t needed at runtime, so you wouldn’t distribute it, so you wouldn’t care about build dependencies’ distributability, would you?

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