Subject: Re: Package update disaster
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Erik Osheim <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/08/2004 18:01:09
On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 02:32:07PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Karsten Kruse wrote:
> > Agreed. However, that does not solve the one big design-flaw in pkgsrc:
> > to build a package you need it's dependencies installed. Maybe it's
> How is that a design flaw? How can you build something that requires
> something that is not available?

I think Karsten was implying that it should be possible to build
something against dependencies which are downloaded and built but not
installed (i.e. build a new version of ncurses, try to rebuild all the
packages you have which depend on ncurses against the newly built
version, and only install the new packages after the builds complete

Initially, I was confused by that statement as well.

-- Erik