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Re: Why are depends rebuilt on "bmake update" ?

Dario Niedermann <> writes:

> When I run 'bmake update' all the dependencies of the package I'm
> updating are rebuilt, even if there aren't newer versions available.
> Is there a way to avoid this?
> Right now, pkgsrc is rebuilding probably half the system because I tried
> to update 'tiff' (BTW, I had the latest version of 'tiff' installed, but
> bmake didn't warn me that there were no further updates available for
> that package, it just started rebuilding away).

DEPENDS_TARGET = bin-install

I think we have that in the Guide already.

> A workaround I found so far is:
>> pkg_delete -f foo
>> cd /usr/pkgsrc/bar/foo
>> bmake install
>> pkg_admin rebuild-tree
> Is this the way to go or is there a better recipe?

I suggest that you don't do that. There're reasons why it rebuilds all
dependent packages after you have updated tiff.


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