KOMATSU Shinichiro wrote:
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> From: Garrett Rooney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Who broke 'make clean' for ports ?
> Date: Sat, May 11, 2002 at 02:31:32AM JST
> > there's a circular dependency that was just introduced to gettext.
> > gettext now depends on expat, which depends on gmake, which depends on
> > gettext.
> Recently, I wrote a patch for bsd.port.mk that checks circular dependency.
> If a dependency loop is found, it gives you a warning and
> does not invoke 'make' process any further.
> Someone, please test the patch below.
> If no problem is found, I will send-pr(8).
I don't think that we really need such patch. In 99.9999% of cases it
would just waste CPU cycles. Circular dependency is a bug and as such
it doesn't need to be a supported "special case".
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