Subject: pkg/4992: Packages can't get all necessary archives at once
To: None <>
From: Mario Kemper <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/14/1998 17:01:34
>Number:         4992
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Packages can't get all necessary archives at once
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Feb 14 08:05:00 1998
>Originator:     Mario Kemper
Mario Kemper
>Release:        NetBSD current of 13-feb-98
System: NetBSD bundy 1.3C NetBSD 1.3C (BUNDY) #2: Mon Feb 9 21:40:07 CET 1998 magick@bundy:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BUNDY i386


The package system of NetBSD lacks the possibility to identify all needed
archives for a package (and all packages it depend on and so forth) prior to
I have the following problem:
I use a dial up connection to the internet.
To reduce costs i would like to know all needed archives so that i can get
them all in one call (or ftp them when i'm at the university where its free)
What i would like to have is a recursive run through all dependant packages
which gives me a list of all sites/archives i need to get, to succesfully 
compile and install a particular package.

Build a package if you don't own a steady link to the internet.
Dunno, looking to long at gives me a headache,
but I think, a recursive descend on the output of "make package-depends" and a
"make fetch-list" should do the trick, if thats possible.