Subject: Re: Fido should not chew on the frisbee
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/04/1999 12:27:49
On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> : It seems that recently `make fetch' has started doing a little more
> : than just fetching.
> OK...
> 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.

In the meantime, a useful workaround is `make fetch-list | /bin/sh'.