Subject: Re: Fido should not chew on the frisbee
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/04/1999 13:13:00
On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Charles M. Hannum wrote:

: It seems that recently `make fetch' has started doing a little more
: than just fetching.


This is because of the rather losing goop surrounding `reachover' builds
(*_DEPENDS+= name:location:TARGET ... the target part is important).  I've
added a hack to fix this for now, and will address it more fully later. Note
that this problem was in pkgsrc _after_ the 1.4 cut.

Newpkgsrc deliberately has no notion of "reaching over" into another pkg's
build tree, period.  So it's not affected by this.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.