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Utilize USES for ftp/curl
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Authored by bofh on Sat, Nov 14, 2:20 AM.

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ftp/curl is a widely used port. Around 500 ports are using this. So requesting to put it in USES.

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bofh requested review of this revision.Sat, Nov 14, 2:20 AM

Generally, Uses/* macros provide logic beyond a straight dependency. When they do contain only depends, it’s typically for things where the actual dependency may change. For example, Uses/jpeg.mk only adds dependencies, but it’s because the JPEG library we utilize changed (and may well change again).

I could well be wrong here, but I’m not sure that there’s precedent to add USES=curl when the actual dependency lines are so simple.