Subject: Re: tkcvs
To: Laine Stump <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
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,| -->
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