Subject: Re: xpkgwedge (and others?) in bulk builds
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/07/2001 08:30:54
On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 01:04:34PM -0500, wrote:
> It has been suggested to me that we need a way to have a bulk pkgsrc build
> keep certain packages (xpkgwedge in particular) installed during the
> entire build.  This should be easy enough to do, but I'd like comments on
> this:
> Are there any other packages that we'd ever want to handle this way?

Depending on the age of the machine (and/or if it's non NetBSD), you may
wish cvs and ssh to be handled in this way too. Maybe some of the other
Solaris-only packages which we take for granted on NetBSD. Can't speak
for Linux, as I don't run Linux.

> If not, its easy enough to special case xpkgwedge.  Perhaps setting
> BULK_XPKGWEDGE=YES would trigger the use of xpkgwedge for the entire bulk
> build.
> If there are other packages we might want to do this too, I guess setting
> something like
> BULK_PREREQ+=pkgtools/xpkgwedge
> BULK_PREREQ+=foo/bar
> and I could check for packages in that list and keep them installed.

The latter looks good to me.

Take care,