Subject: Re: test for GDK failed
To: Douwe Kiela <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/13/2003 08:47:01
On Sun, 12 Jan 2003, Douwe Kiela wrote:

> Shouldn't pkgsrc download all dependencies,including Xlib stuff?

Right now it assumes that the X development headers and libraries are
installed not using pkgsrc. Because with NetBSD, X11 is installed using
the (installation) sets.

But some people use XFree86 via pkgsrc. So yes, it would be good to offer
that as an option.

So pkgtools/x11-links/* could check for a few standard
headers AND libraries and give a friendly error message.

Also a preference option could be added like USE_PKGSRC_XFREE86 and if
that is defined, then use pkgsrc/x11/XFree86 or pkgsrc/devel/XFree86-devel
(or whatever).

   Jeremy C. Reed