Subject: Re: Doubled dependancies?
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/04/2004 22:53:10
On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Richard Rauch wrote:

> jpeg>=6b
> jpeg>=6bnb2
> libungif>=
> libungif>=4.1.3nb1
> png>=1.2.4
> png>=1.2.6nb1
> tiff>=3.6.1
> tiff>=3.6.1nb3
> ...looks fishy.

It's normal when you have buildlink3 with multiple different notions of the
least possible package versions.  The build and install chooses a dependency
that satisfies all the given version constraints.  For example, above,
"png-1.2.4" is not good enough of a dependency for the package as a whole;
you need at least "png-1.2.6nb1".

> Shouldn't only the "highest" dependancy be displayed?

Currently pkgsrc doesn't have the ability to filter it to only the "highest"
dependency, so it simply records all constraints.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>