Subject: Re: pkg dependencies bite
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/04/2001 13:48:18
On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> One thing for sure -- binary packages should always be built on virgin
> machines with only their known dependencies pre-installed (and
> preferably pre-installed from the binary packages created for them!).
> That's the only sure way to guarantee they never find and use any other
> libraries or tools for which there's no dependency registered.
> And then of course they need to be tested on a virgin machine too....
> Maybe the bulk build mechanisms can be taught to do things this way....

this _is_ how the bulk build stuff works...  and yes, my 2 fastest
computers do nothing but build packages to help keep things working.