Subject: Re: pkg/4771: gv pkg doesn't depend on ghostscript, as it should.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: smrf <Michael.Robinson@vuw.ac.nz>
Date: 01/05/1998 09:58:09
"Perry E. Metzger" writes:
>Mike Long writes:
>> I don't think this is really necessary. What if the user has already
>> built and installed ghostscript independently of the package system,
>> and merely wishes to upgrade to gv from ghostview?
>Then they've destroyed the entire point of dependencies in the package
>system. You can use the force options to build anyway if you really
>know what you are doing. Just typing "make" in gv doesn't work, and it
>should. The PR author was correct. This is broken.
I'm glad people agree with me :). However, as other people
have elaborated on how the dependencies checking works, the
patch in the PR is incorrect; it should be:
--- Makefile.old Sun Jan 4 16:26:09 1998
+++ Makefile Mon Jan 5 09:57:14 1998
@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
Which checks for gs in $PATH, not just in /usr/pkg/bin.