Subject: Re: Fix: DEPENDS-wildcards in pkg_*
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/21/1998 16:24:29
On Tue, 22 Sep 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Sep 1998, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > I see that you punted on the "how to do a pkg_add <binary-pkg> where
> > <binary-pkg> has a pre-requisite pkg not on the localhost" question :-)
> > 
> > i.e.  I'm trying to do a pkg_add
> >,
> > 
> > and pkg_add needs to download lesstif>=0.85.3 from 
> > Perhaps we can store the version number from the pkgsrc pre-req in
> > +CONTENTS (i.e.  braindead current behaviour) as a backup here.  This
> > would be used as the binary pkg version to download, rather than just
> > putting the onus on the user here.
> Hum, we can see into this if it gets annoying. I'd love to see a
> opendir()/readdir() equivalent for FTP, maybe FreeBSD's libftp can serve
> here. 
	I could be missign something, but given our ftp does filename
	completion for remote files there must be some significant
	quantity of the required code already in ftp?


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