[MacPorts] #47755: Broken symlink left by select code when selected port is deactivated causes poppler and other ports using aclocal to fail during configuration.
jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org
Tue Jun 23 14:09:51 PDT 2015
On Tue, June 23, 2015 16:53, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM, Christopher David Ramos <
> m74z00219 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Still, I think the Macports version of git should have
>> some mechanism, or some warning -- something -- to warn or prevent
>> conflicts between Macports and git projects.
> Umm, AI much?
> Basically you seem to be asking for something that can magically analyze
> random source code and determine that it will conflict. This is not as
> simple as you seem to think it is; in fact it's a very unsolved problem.
Even MacPorts doens't know which of its ports will cause a conflict; it
relies solely on the package maintainers to manually declare them as much.
If only we tracked what each package installed: we could find all
conflicts before they happen, and we could tell people what packages to
install for a given binary!
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