Subject: Re: make package
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Dave Vollenweider <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 02/17/2007 09:52:55
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In your case, you'll want to install the pkgtools/pkg_tarup package, then use the following to build a binary package for the target package and all of its dependencies:

pkg_tarup -a -d [binary package directory]

- Dave V.

On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:43:30 +0700
Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU> wrote:

>     Date:        Fri, 16 Feb 2007 18:23:26 -0600 (CST)
>     From:        "Jeremy C. Reed" <>
>     Message-ID:  <>
>   | On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Larson, Timothy E. wrote:
>   |
>   | > When I want to build a binary package that has a lot of dependencies, is
>   | > there anything special I need to do in order to also make packages of
>   | > those missing dependencies that are built in the process?  Is it
>   | > possible?
>   |
>   | "make package" should do that automatically.
> Really?
> You mean if I have no binary packages at all, but lots of packages
> installed, and I go to some new package and do
> 	make package
> you're guaranteeing that when that finishes my binary package
> directory will have binary packages for everything needed?
> I've never seen that work - generally if a dependency is already
> installed, pkgsrc leaves it alone, and won't go and (attempt to)
> construct a binary package out of it, just because it is now
> building a binary package, and there isn't one for the dependency.
> To answer the original question, install pkgtools/pkg_comp, start
> with a new empty sandbox (pkg_comp makeroot), make sure your
> pkg_comp config file has "BUILD_TARGET=package" (and probably
> AUTO_TARGET=package as well) in it, then build the package that
> you want - that way, all  the dependencies must get rebuilt
> as none of them exist in the sandbox (that is, any that you don't
> already have the binary packages for).
> kre

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