Subject: Re: Fix: DEPENDS-wildcards in pkg_*
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Eivind Eklund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/22/1998 01:33:00
On Tue, Sep 22, 1998 at 12:18:40AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Sep 1998, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > 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. 

Be aware that FreeBSD is abandoning libftp, switching to 'libfetch' instead,
with a cleaner API and full support for e.g. HTTP.