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Re: Detecting OS-provided software on Linux

On 25 January 2014 22:00, Jonathan Perkin <> wrote:
> Build dependencies can be verified at build time, which is how we can
> get away with utilising native versions as necessary.  However when
> dealing with runtime dependencies we cannot guarantee that all target
> systems for a package will have that native version, and so we
> unconditionally depend on the pkgsrc version.

Reading an old documentation about installing pkgsrc on Slackware, one
of the requirements was to add /usr/pkg/lib to /etc/

I did not find this bit in the official pkgrsc guide. Is it still the
case? And to the purpose of finding native dependencies, does it make
any difference?

The guide was here:


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