Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk/buildlink3
To: None <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/11/2004 09:41:14
On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 10:18:16AM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 05:13:31AM +0000, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> > Modified Files:
> > 	pkgsrc/mk/buildlink3:
> > 
> > Log Message:
> > Avoid build loops by ensuring that a package can never inadvertantly be
> > a dependency for itself.  This is done by setting IGNORE_PKG.<pkg> if
> > <pkg> is the current package and then appropriately checking its value.
> So what will now happen in e.g. the gcc3-patch loop?
> [when gcc3 is set as default compiler on a system that
>  has no GNU patch, any package will depend on gcc3
>  which will depend on the GNU patch package, which will
>  depend on gcc3]
> Will it compile patch with whatever the other cc is,
> will it warn that there is a build loop, will it just
> break in patch because gcc3 isn't available?

The changes I've put in don't address the situation you're describing.
They only prevent dependency loops for packages pulled in via files.

I'll look at improving the way that and try to
break dependency loops after the new branch is cut.


	-- Johnny Lam <>