On 29 May 2014, at 23:06, Andreas Nilsson <andrn...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Having a "parent" set would be nice, yes. I maintain two repos for several
> FreeBSD-versions. Being able to pull some of the deps from packages instead
> of blindingly building would be nice.

Yes, for a lot of cases you only want to build a small handful of packages with 
different options, so it would be nice if you could find out exactly what the 
options were for the upstream build and only build the packages yourself if 
you've specified different options or depend on a package with different 

The problem is the notion of dependency here.  In some cases, linking against a 
shared library built with different options won't change your program's code, 
it will just make more things work.  In other cases, you'll have different 
things exposed in headers and even build-only dependencies will impact the 


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