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Date:      Sat, 2 Apr 2011 09:40:46 +0100
From:      Chris Rees <utisoft@gmail.com>
To:        Chris Telting <christopher-ml@telting.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Port dependencies
Message-ID:  <BANLkTinUz6DOMYhR7MHHtbMsK0UBNCwwBw@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <4D96668C.3090406@telting.org>
References:  <4D96668C.3090406@telting.org>

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On 2 April 2011 00:58, Chris Telting <christopher-ml@telting.org> wrote:
>
> Just in a thoughtful mood and thought I'd to the question to the cloud.
>
> One of my biggest gripes with the ports system is dependency hell.

I think you've misunderstood the term dependency hell [1]. Anyone who
has spent hours struggling with rpm (ugh, or worse CMMI) to get x
application installed
which depends on y from z.alpha.com and s from t.beta.com, which also
need rpm-ing with their own dependencies would never dare to even
think of such terms
when using the Ports Collection. I found it a miracle when I first moved!

Chris

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependency_hell



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