Subject: Re: Unnecessary rebuilding of dependencies on dynamic binding
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 07/03/2007 19:22:01
On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 01:11:02PM -0400, Gary Thorpe wrote:
> Is there any way to get pkgsrc to _not_ rebuild all the dependencies
> for a dynamic library (same version being rebuilt because of zlib
> issues)? From reading the guide, it seems proper usage of ABI/API
> DEPENDS would help solve this, but there doesn't seem to be any
> distinction between static dependencies (any change requires a rebuild)
> versus dynamic dependencies (only rebuild if API/ABI changes) in terms
> of how executables are linked.

We have plans to change this, but nothing ready for use (and it won't be
for a while). make replace can be used in a number of situations, but it
is far from perfect.