[OT] Re: Possible bug with cross compiling (i386 on amd64 host).
fwall at inotronic.de
Thu Oct 21 05:43:41 EDT 2010
On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:34:50AM +0200, Guido Falsi wrote:
> One thing I have found a little hard to work with was making the ports
> use the dependencies I wanted them to. This is more a ports system
> problem perhaps, but what has been hard is that tinderbox seems to
> define the dependency tree before letting me specify port options.
> Sometimes changing options changes the dependencies.
> This is especially true if one is trying to make packages which honor
> the WITHUT_X11 flag. It required me to add the ports, define options,
> remove them, clean the port_dependencies tables for them and then readd
> them. At this point the correct options where read from the start and
> dependencies where correct and not pulling in libX11 or the like.
> This is not a critique, just something I observed and which, perhaps,
> could be improved.
This is something that bugs me from time to time, too. I'd also like
to see it improved, but I don't know wether it's possible or not. Or
maybe there already exists a workaround for this issue?
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