establish installed dependency not in portfile

Chris Jones jonesc at
Mon Oct 9 13:05:53 UTC 2017

Please keep replies on list

On 09/10/17 14:00, db wrote:
> On 9 Oct 2017, at 12:38, Chris Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
>> Why would you still build from source on 10.13 ?
> No binaries for all ~20K ports yet. Ryan said ~3K not long ago. I cannot seem to find his message in the lists though.

There will be a lot more than 3K ports now, Ryan's message was a while 
back. Give it a week or so and pretty much it will have caught up with 
the others, I suspect. So a short term inconvenience, nothing more. long 
term no reason to rely on builds from source.

I am just very dubious that any measure of time based on the buildbots 
will in practice be of much interest or use to users, as they will not 
give a good estimate of the time on *their* machine. Seems to me a waste 
of time to invest much effort in this direction.


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