recommended "dependencies?"

Mike Roberts zoarre.37258548 at
Tue Feb 13 19:00:01 PST 2007

In article <79F73050-B405-49F0-B219-2EC802AD5C59 at>,
 Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

> I don't understand this idea. Some ports don't have variants and  
> don't need any. Say, the readline port. It has no variants. It  
> depends on no other packages. Its configure line features no --with- 
> foo or --enable-foo flags. What meaningful variants would you suggest  
> adding to this port, for example?

i hadn't considered variant-less ports, so my speculation that there 
would be no variant-less ports is in error. if there aren't any 
available variants, then there's only one possible signature and there's 
no ambiguity between the variant-less signature and the signature of 
default variant set-- they are one in the same.


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