<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 6/25/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Ryan Schmidt</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0;margin-left:0.8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
<br>a) you currently need to specify a variant to mysql5 to get it<br>installed as a server; as I've said, I'd also like that to change;<br><br>b) a port cannot depend on a specific variant of another port; it can
<br>only depend on the existence of the other port. This is issue #126<br>which was, regrettably, filed 5 years ago:<br><br><a href="http://trac.macosforge.org">http://trac.macosforge.org</a>/projects/macports/ticket/126<br>
<br>c) even if it were possible to depend on a specific variant, as I<br>explained in the scenario above, it would not be proper for php5<br>+mysql5 to depend on the +server variant of mysql5.<br><br>> This is probably a topic for the dev list: perhaps jberry@ can take
<br>> it over there and see what anyone thinks of it.<br><br>There's no request here that needs to be handled by -dev -- no<br>improvement to base necessary. If your request is for a meta-port<br>that installs php5 and mysql5 and apache2, then the php5 port already
<br>does that for you. If your request is that mysql5 should be a server<br>by default, then I agree, and let's wait for James to have a chance<br>to respond to that.<br><br><br><br></blockquote></div>a. I think mysql5-server and mysql5-client are two different animals and could be specified that way: I would be surprised of most people who install mysql5 didn't want the server components.
<div><br class="webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div>b. if ports are depending on variants of ports, that argues for the promotion of that variant to be a full-fledged port. </div><div><br class="webkit-block-placeholder">
</div><div>c. see my reply to a. </div><div><br class="webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div>I was asked to open a ticket on the meta port idea, and I have done that, labelling it as an RFE. I think the GNOME precedent makes it clear this is workable and useful. as to the mysql server/client stuff, I think the current way creates more problems than it could ever solve but this isn't a democracy. Is it?
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