Subject: Re: pkg/4771: gv pkg doesn't depend on ghostscript, as it should.
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: smrf <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/05/1998 18:25:54
Hubert Feyrer writes:
>> +RUN_DEPENDS=   gs:${PORTSDIR}/print/ghostscript5
>I was thinking about that one, too. 
>I only wonder what will happen if someone has an old verion of gs, or some
>other non-Ghostscript-binary called "gs" in $PATH, or a gs that's in some
>way configured that it doesn't work together with gs, etc. etc. (We had
>this problem before, with texinfo's install-info - some random
>install-info won't DTRT). 

I think that's just "to be suffered".  The package system
isn't as smart as it could be here; but on the other hand
making it smarter would be difficult.  I think it's just the
user's lookout, and they'll need to do Something Special in
these cases.
    -- smrf.