Subject: Re: dependencies
To: Mirian Crzig Lennox <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/24/1999 17:00:05
On Thu, Jun 24, 1999 at 11:12:52AM -0400, Mirian Crzig Lennox wrote:
> I'm running the 1.4 release of NetBSD, not NetBSD-current.
> What I did was download the latest packages of everything from
> packages/1.4/All/ and burned those onto a CD.  Then I tried to pkg_add
> enlightenment from the mounted CD.
> I *really* do like that pkg_add recursively installs required packages
> if it finds them, unlike rpm.  But it was kind of a pain that I still
> ended up having to play games with dependencies, as well as little
> annoyances like having to make symlinks because a package was looking
> for specific minor versions of some shared libraries.

Hmm. I don't know the official story on this, but I tend to go and
get an up to date pkgsrc from time to time. Even though one of my
boxes is staying 1.4, I update the pkgsrc, install the pkg_install
progam again (it gets updated a fair bit.) then build from that.

I don't believe that running 1.4 means you have to only use the
1.4 pkgsrc. Software updates at such a furious rate that pkgsrc
changes daily. The particular dependancy you ran into may be fixed
in pkgsrc-current. (Also note, that pkgsrc-current doesn't run into
the -current issues of not compiling etc, since it is so modular,
it's pretty self consistant at all times (I find.)

I certainly have built enlightenment with no hands in code to
fix dependancies. You gave foo/bar examples, which lib did E choke

David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
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