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Date:      Sat, 24 Feb 2007 20:53:57 +0000
From:      RW <fbsd06@mlists.homeunix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Forcing correct version of Clamav to be installed
Message-ID:  <20070224205357.682db3dc@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <45E08BC0.4040203@infracaninophile.co.uk>
References:  <20070224101153.6b66fdc1@localhost> <45E08BC0.4040203@infracaninophile.co.uk>

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On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 19:02:24 +0000
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:

> In most of the common cases where alternative dependencies are
> available in the ports, there will be a mechanism available for
> choosing amongst various different ones coded into the port Makefile.



I think that one thing that the ports system lacks is a simple origin
substitution variable in make.conf that you can use when all else fails,
e.g.

SUBSTITUTE_ORIGINS+= devel/pcre|devel/pcre-utf8

to make things that depend on devel/pcre depend on devel/pcre-utf8
instead.

It's not automatic, but it is simple and transparent.



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