Subject: RE: pkg_install refuses to compile
To: Dave Burgess <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/16/2001 12:42:37
On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Dave Burgess wrote:

> I wonder if the package system shouldn't do a sanity check for the basic
> collections during it's build phase - a check for tmac.andor, maybe some

I agree. But some of this checking should/could be done per package.

For example, if someone is trying to install a website log analysis
program that needs some X headers (to build images), it should complain
with an understandable and friendly message that xcomp or xbase isn't

   Jeremy C. Reed