Subject: Re: update all, docs, binary pkgs, etc questions
To: John Refling <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/22/2000 22:05:14
On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, John Refling wrote:
> 1) Any way to set the destination of the "gzip'd tar ball"
> for make package, ie, something with a dirname with the
> machine architecture (sparc, i386) in it? Must be some
> variable we can put in /etc/mk.conf. I greped thru all
> pkgsrc/mk/* and didn't find the "gzip'd tar ball" string
> anywhere, so am at a loss on this one.
This is what I have in /etc/mk.conf:
> 2) Any way to make packages installed for a DESIRED package
> be automatically uninstalled, once the DESIRED package is
> built (assuming that the dependent package is not needed
> at runtime of the DESIRED package, of coarse).
Presumably, all the DEPENDS packages _are_ needed at runtime. Only the
BUILD_DEPENDS are not.
> I think the problem (as was pointed
> out) is the difficulty of mapping the package name from
> pkg_info (eg, tex-3.12321321) into its [future] build
> directory, eg, print/tex.
pkg_info -b _package_ | grep Makefile | cut -f "-2" -d "/"
But this doesn't take into account that you may want to use a
different directory to upgrade than the one you first installed from
(consider -current, -socks &c. variations).
> 5) Why is it that when I downloaded a current pkgsrc and I build
> I need a more recent pkgtools? I expected that current pkgtools
> would be integrated into the current pkgsrc, at least around the
> time of a new release (1.4.2).
The pkgtools are binaries, so why would they be included with pkgsrc?