Subject: Re: tkcvs
To: Laine Stump <email@example.com>
From: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/16/2000 19:55:59
On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 12:23:26PM -0500, Laine Stump wrote:
> Is there a way to query what other packages
> are required for a particular package without installing it?
Depends on what you want to see...
make fetch-list # will build a script to retrieve all the needed
make readme # will build a README.html which describes the
needed prerequisite packages.
grep DEPENDS Makefile # will show you what the makefile is going
to be looking for. (But won't include
prerequisites OF prerequisites etc..)
It wouldn't be hard to make a target like 'make fetch-list' that
printed a 'plain' list of required packages.
Anyone listening have a use for that feature?
David Maxwell, email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org -->
Any sufficiently advanced Common Sense will seem like magic...