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Re: Is it possible to blacklist a package and its reverse dependencies?

On Wed, 19 Jun 2019 at 13:03, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> Ottavio Caruso <> writes:
> > I put this in my mk.conf:
> >
> >
> > but pkgsrc will still build and install dbus if it's listed as dependency.
> That adds the '-dbus' option to the default set, so if a package has a
> dbus option it will be disabled.
> > I'd like to understand the logic behind this pkgsrc behaviour.
> It does what's intended, which isn't what you want :-(
> abs@ pointed out how to mark packages broken.  We could add a variable
> like that, but requests like yours are very infrequent.
> The other thing is that there are packages that use dbus that don't have
> it as an option now but perhaps could, if it is sensible to build them
> without dbus.  Deepending on the level of dislike for a package, the
> process of finding all such cases and adding options is in varying
> states.

Thanks for the feedback.

Ottavio Caruso

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