Ticket #22640 (closed defect: invalid)
libungif: requires X by default?
|Reported by:||myrrhlin@…||Owned by:||macports-tickets@…|
Updating my quite old macports I was surprised to find xorg-* packages being required by one of them, since I had not needed it before for any of my installed packages. [I have Apple's X11.app from the Developers Tools installed.] It was especially surprising since I was being selective about upgrades and checking dependencies as I went. Eventually I determined libungif to be the culprit.
I understand that substantial changes to ports may make use of new packages, and have no objection to this dependence, if it is indeed a new one.
Not being too familiar with the ports system innards, I don't know if this is a defect. Perhaps I am simply not understanding something. But from my standpoint, the following makes no sense (apologies for poor formatting):
$ port deps libungif
Full Name: libungif @4.1.4
libungif has no Build Dependencies, Runtime Dependencies, Fetch Dependencies, Library Dependencies, Extract Dependencies
$ port dependents xorg-libX11
libungif depends on xorg-libX11
I'm at a loss for what to do with this. I don't want two X11 systems installed.