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Re: pkgsrc circular dependancy

On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:51:24 +0400
Raymond Meyer <> wrote:

>  Hi, I'm trying to use pkgsrc-current on solaris 10. I built and 
> installed pkgsrc bootstrap utilities and noticed that things like tar 
> and ftp were not built... Anyway, trying to build a package results in 
> the following:
> pkgsrc tries to build net/tnftp
> this needs ncurses
> ncurses need net/tnftp
> ... and pkgsrc locks up here
> Any comments/ideas??

I've seen this too, on Linux. It's pretty annoying that the tnftp
dependency is added even if the distfile for ncurses is downloaded
manually. Basically what you have to do is to fetch it manually and do
"bmake TOOLS_PLATFORM.ftp=/bin/false install"

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