Subject: Re: FETCH_DEPENDS replacement?
To: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/08/2000 17:16:44
On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Jim Wise wrote:
: 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
: FETCH_DEPENDS+= urlget:../../www/urlget
: in the package Makefile. This is no longer possible.
This is beacuse fetch-based auto-building of packages was Very Bad, and that
anything that was "that special" needed manual fetching. Remember that
"make fetch" is done recursively to fetch all the distfiles for
ftp.netbsd.org:/pub/NetBSD/packages/distfiles, for one.
You *could* add a pre-fetch kludge, you will need to do so in some kind of
conditional block that excludes recursive fetching. I'm personally a bit
frightened about that, though. :>
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