Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0 packages + pkg_add bug
To: J Chapman Flack <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/27/2004 19:17:24
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On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 12:53:24 -0500
J Chapman Flack <> wrote:

> You know, this reminds me of a  (possibly dumb) question I've been meaning
> to ask.
> Is there some pkgsrc variable I can set, or some option I can specify when
> building from source, to say "look for prerequisite packages in binary form
> first?"
> I built mplayer from source the other day because there was no i386 2.0
> binary yet, but there were binary packages for most of the prequisites.
> When I noticed mid-afternoon that my machine was building all of qt3-libs
> from source just to put mplayer on, I killed the build, ran pkg_add qt3-libs,
> and reran make.  Much faster.  What I'd really like is the option for
> "install this package, installing from binary everything that's already
> available, and building only what isn't."  But I haven't stumbled on it.


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