dependencies only package?

Dan Ports dports at
Sun Dec 4 21:49:53 PST 2011

On Sun, Dec 04, 2011 at 10:06:06PM -0700, Roger Pack wrote:
> Since that doesn't seem an option, I was thinking/hoping I could write
> something like a Portfile that *just* have dependencies on gocr and
> ffmpeg, then I could mpkg that for the same effect.
> Is anything like that currently possible?

Sure, you can do exactly that. The only complication you're likely to
run into is that the port needs to install at least one file or it will
fail to install. A common way to work around that is to add a dummy
README file or something similar.

See the 'gnome' or 'texlive' ports for examples of metaports.


Dan R. K. Ports              MIT CSAIL      

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