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Re: pkg/38232

The following reply was made to PR pkg/38232; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Gavan Fantom <>
Subject: Re: pkg/38232
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 01:18:32 +0000

 I'm not sure that pkg_comp should really need to perform the check if 
 pkgsrc is able to install pkg_install as a dependency. While it might 
 paper over some cracks, once you get to the point of being able to trust 
 pkgsrc's handling, pkg_comp should be able to simply do one less thing.
 Having said that, an upfront test in pkgsrc wouldn't necessarily be a 
 bad thing. An easy way to achieve that would be to conditionalise the 
 behaviour of treating pkg_install as a bootstrap dependency, such that 
 it is possible to set a variable to achieve the old behaviour.
 Then, pkg_comp could set the variable when checking the pkg_install 
 versions, and be able to build pkg_install upfront until the bootstrap 
 dependency mechanism is more robust.

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