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Re: updating dependency BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS

Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
How can we improve the buildlinking system to not say:

        ERROR: bar is not installed; can't buildlink files.

when it is really installed?

The problem is that a dependency "foo" is good enough. It has a dependency listed in its file of "bar".

But that "bar" file's is higher than the installed version of "bar".

If a package needs a higher BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS than its dependencies do, then it should explicitly include the file for that sub-dependency. The rule should be that you should not set unless you also include bar/


        -- Johnny C. Lam

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