Error in trace mode

Piet van Oostrum piet-l at
Tue Feb 19 10:31:06 UTC 2019

Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> writes:

> On Feb 9, 2019, at 13:02, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
>> Ken Cunningham writes:
>>> due to a weird idiosyncracy, if set autoconf.cmd you need to specify the
>>> stuff after that line.
>>> No idea if this can ever be fixed. You just have to "know" this.
>> Actually, I found out after much trial and error that the solution is
>> to add port:autoconf and port:automake not only to depends_build, but
>> also to depends_lib. Which of course is weird, as they are not needed
>> after the configure phase. And I needed a build dependency on
>> pkgconfig, because that is used in configure to check the versions of
>> some dependencies.
> Don't add those to depends_lib. Add them to depends_build, after changing autoconf.cmd.
> Ken, it's not a weird idiosyncrasy; it's just the way it was designed to
> work. I've discussed the reason for that design before. In retrospect,
> it was probably wrong to design it that way, and we could yet change the
> design. Please look up the prior discussion and resume it if you're
> interested.

I have done it this way. But if that is the way it is supposed to be
used, then it should be documented.
Piet van Oostrum <piet-l at>
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