establish installed dependency not in portfile

Chris Jones jonesc at
Mon Oct 9 13:07:16 UTC 2017

.. and of course I redirected it back to the wrong list...

On 09/10/17 14:05, Chris Jones wrote:
> 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.
> Chris

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