Subject: Re: either or DEPENDS?
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/28/1998 16:42:07
On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, Christoph Badura wrote:
> : >: That is fine for the pkg Makefile but doesn't DTRT for the binary pkg.
> : 
> : >Why not (other than properly changing that DEPENDS to a BUILD_DEPENDS)?  
> : 
> : For a BUILD_DEPENDS it would work.

Actually, you only get most of the fnctionality of the package in question
if you install on a machine with out a f77 compiler.  Thats because scilab
has the ability to dynamically link fortran code for optimized routines.
Of course, if you care about this feature, you would just make sure you
had egcs or the f2c package.  It probably does just belong as a
BUILD_DEPENDS since 99% (unless you're a hard core fortran programmer) of
the functionality is there with out f77.