Subject: Re: Developing packges with alternates as dependencies?
To: Gary Thorpe <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/26/2007 12:16:06
On Wed, 25 Apr 2007, Gary Thorpe wrote:

> but if ../../sysutils/progwithlibs (which has standalone-libs as part
> of its distribution) has already been installed, then I would want to
> use the libraries bundled with it already.
> Is this possible to do?

If I understand you correctly, this is can be handled via 
files, for example:


These can be tricky to write and to test. But there are many examples.

We can help more if you provide exact package in progress -- maybe commit 
your work in progress to pkgsrc-wip?

  Jeremy C. Reed