Frank Schima mf2k at macports.org
Sun Aug 25 19:45:22 UTC 2019

> On Aug 25, 2019, at 8:28 AM, Perry E. Metzger <perry at piermont.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:42:06 +0900 Takeshi Enomoto
> <takeshi at macports.org> wrote:
>> Dear Perry,
>> Thank you for maintaining OCaml ports.
>> I'm glad to see it is most up-to-date among a number of package
>> managers.
>> You recently deleted a number of unmaintained packages including
>> ocaml-camlidl, which plplot +ocaml depends on.
>> It is not updated because the source is not updated although
>> recently revbumped.
>> I restored the port in commit
>> 983e55e3781da505b57c6c914fd281892255c34c.
> Thanks for restoring it.
> It appears that `port echo depends:PORTNAME` doesn't find such
> instances.
> Is it possible for us to come up with a tool that makes it easier to
> find out what depends on what in a more definitive way?

It is because the dependency appears in a non-default variant. So any check would need to somehow add all variants. But this is complicated by the fact that variants can conflict. So I don’t see an easy way that this can be handled. 


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