latest tinderbox code and sysutils/lire

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Wed Feb 1 20:33:46 EST 2006


On Wed, 2006-02-01 at 17:28 -0800, Ade Lovett wrote:
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> On Feb 01, 2006, at 17:04 , Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > Yes, TB HEAD and 2.x will need to be updated, but PH should be fine as
> > INDEX is not affected.  I was hoping to cut a 2.3.0 release today, but
> > if we need to add support for this, I want to put another RC out.
> 
> I fail to see why we need to add support beyond the existing  
> *_DEPENDS variables, do we then get PYTHON_BUILD_DEPENDS,  
> RUBY_BUILD_DEPENDS, GUILE_BUILD_DEPENDS for shortcuts there?  That  
> way lies madness.
> 
> I understand the philosophy behind PERL_{BUILD,RUN}_DEPENDS, but it  
> should absolutely fit seamlessly into the existing framework that so  
> many other ports are quite happy with:
> 
> 	1.  FETCH_DEPENDS
> 	2.  EXTRACT_DEPENDS
> 	3.  PATCH_DEPENDS
> 	4.  BUILD_DEPENDS + LIB_DEPENDS
> 	5.  RUN_DEPENDS + LIB_DEPENDS
> 
> What is the absolutely compelling reason for special-casing PERL_ 
> {BUILD,RUN}_DEPENDS in the context of dependency chaining?

Well, I certainly see the logic behind it (finding Perl modules in a
robust fashion), but I didn't design the feature, and I could go either
way.  I'm not arguing for or against it.  My only point is that if it is
here to stay (and ports are already using it), TB needs to be updated.

Joe

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