Subject: Re: Fetching all distfiles for dependencies
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/08/2000 04:00:08
On Wed, 8 Nov 2000 11:51:53 +0000 (GMT), David Brownlee wrote:

>  	Is there a more elegant way of fetching all distfiles for
>  	dependencies before building than 'make fetch-list|sh'?

Not that I know of - in the past, I used to do "make -k fetch", but then
again I did want to write CDs with all of the distfiles on there.
There is nothing that I know of which is focussed on retrieving distfiles,
although you may be able to do something like "make install
INSTALL_TARGET=fetch" i.e. overload one of the *_TARGET defs. 

>  	Also, would there be any sense in running that as the first
>  	stage of 'make update' - so if the fetch fails nothing will
>  	be deleted?

I would think so, yes.


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