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Re: pkg/41821: rrdtool depends did't work with version

The following reply was made to PR pkg/41821; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/41821: rrdtool depends did't work with version
Date: Sun, 15 May 2022 01:32:22 +0000

 On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 11:00:07AM +0000, OBATA Akio wrote:
  >  On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:15:00 +0900, <> wrote:
  >  > in mail/mailgraph package for example, there is
  >  >
  >  > DEPENDS+=       rrdtool>=1:../../databases/rrdtool
  >  >
  >  > but this will install rrdtool 1.3.x
  >  >
  >  > in my opinion, the rrdtool version could be configurable (1.3 or
  >  > 1.2 which is not depends on X11)
  >  It mean both acceptable, just resolve dependency from source with
  >  databases/rrdtool if not intalled.
  >  You can preinstall rrdtool-1.2.x or downgrade rrdtool to 1.2.x
  >  after installation. 
 ...that is not the best approach because any automated upgrade will
 send it right back to 1.3 (or these days, 1.7).
 Given that the old rrdtool continues to hang around and not depending
 on X is a reasonable reason to keep it indefinitely, it is probably
 time to set up a switch for this.
 David A. Holland

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