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Re: pkg/38332: curl silently depends on db4

The following reply was made to PR pkg/38332; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/38332: curl silently depends on db4
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 07:07:38 +0000

 Ok. It is picking up db4 as an indirect dependency through heimdal.
 This is why no explicit dependency is being recorded, which is
 perfectly correct.
 The problem is that pkgsrc heimdal should not be generating
 dependencies when the builtin version is being used. It is not clear
 to me why this is going wrong when other builtin packages don't seem
 to exhibit this behavior; but maybe they do and it's not been noticed
 before. After all, ordinarily builtin packages wouldn't try to depend
 on things that aren't themselves also builtin packages.
 (And I also wonder if the heimdal in base will even work if db4
 suddenly appears under it. I suspect probably not.)
 David A. Holland

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