Subject: Re: dependencies
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/24/1999 13:41:48
On Thu, 24 Jun 1999, David Maxwell wrote:

> 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.

That's ok.

> > 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.

Right! the package system is supposed to work on -current and on the last
release (and if possible the release before that).

Take care,