Subject: more syspkg patches
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-install
Date: 06/16/2003 00:26:43
On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 11:14:45AM -0400, Jim Wise wrote:
> >Will anyone object if I apply these patches, which speed things up a lot,
> >and which also produce more consistent lists?
> Looks good to me.  Please commit.

  Ok. Will do.

  I have also written a script which computes naive package dependencies
  based on directory containment. I.e., if package A contains path foo/
  and package B contains path foo/bar/, then B depends on A. I propose
  to write these dependencies to distrib/sets/deps, which regpkg will
  use to produce @pkgdep directives.

  Attached are syspkgdeps (computes package dependencies), culldeps
  (removes redundant dependencies), sets.subr (packing list functions),
  and deps (example output).

  I don't think that I need to explain why proper dependencies for system
  packages are important, but if you want for me to say a few words,
  just ask.


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