rdepof:wine-devel +x11 +universal fails on installing xattr

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 00:54:02 UTC 2018

On 2018-09-07, at 5:33 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> I understand that you are saying that, but I'm not convinced that's desirable behavior.
> What criteria do you propose to use to exclude the dependency? The dependency is written "bin:xattr:xattr". Do you propose to exclude all bin (and lib?) dependencies? Or do you only propose to exclude bin (and lib?) dependencies that are already satisfied by the specified program (or library?)? And if so, do you exclude the dependency regardless of how the dependency was satisfied, or only if the dependency was satisfied by a file outside of MacPorts? And if the latter, where in MacPorts base should that determination be made? (As far as I know, MacPorts base doesn't currently care where the file that satisfies a bin (or lib) dependency is located.)

Whew -- might take me a while to digest all that.

In essence, I think most users would expect that:

port echo rdepof:wine-devel +x11 +universal

would lead to more or less the same dependencies being listed as would be installed if you instead did:

port install wine-devel +x11 +universal

But if that is not desirable behaviour for some reason, OK. I actually don't use rdepof.



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