Subject: Re: packages help
To: Justin Heath <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/02/2000 15:05:23
On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 12:16:07PM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> Mutt made me believe that Justin Heath wrote:
> > have been building non-stop. Is there a way to see these dependencies
> > before I start building a package?
> 	make run-depends-list
> > Can I go back and see what packages
> > installed to satisfy these dependencies? 

pkg_info lists packages in installed order. If you know the last thing
you installed, you can read the list of packages after it. Perhaps
pkg_info should have a Date of install display option.

pkg_info -R sounds like what you want, (depending on whether you meant
what got installed that I didn't already have, or what was needed, including
what I had) - but the sense is the reverse of what I expected.

> > Is there a way to set the
> > dependencies to 'no auto' and prompt me to satisfy dependencies? 

make NO_DEPENDS=yes  will try to build, and ignore the deps, but it won't
prompt you. You could use this if you make a depends list and install all
of that first... but why?

If the builds take longer than you'd like, you could always use the binary

David Maxwell,| -->
If you don't spend energy getting what you want,
	You'll have to spend it dealing with what you get.
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