Subject: FETCH_DEPENDS replacement?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jim Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/08/2000 15:27:04
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OK, so I'm updating x11/swing to set LICENSE=sun-swing-license, and then
to navigate sun's web forms to go get swing if that value is in
I have this working fine. However, as an HTTP POST is necessary to make
this work, the `urlget' package is needed to download swing.
IIRC, once upon a time, this could have been specified by putting
in the package Makefile. This is no longer possible.
Neither BUILD_DEPENDS nor DEPENDS addresses this situation, as each only
gets invoked after the distfile has been fetched. In addition, neither
really expresses the situation, as a user who already has the swing
distfile should not be forced to install urlget.
Before I look into kludging something into the pre-fetch: target, I'm
curious: is there a way to specify this situation? If not, should
FETCH_DEPENDS be resurrected, possibly with a package dependency?
As a side note, btw, for servlet-heads out there: I will be adding the
same glue to the www/jsdk20 package as soon as this works...
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