Subject: Re: pkg_install refuses to compile
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/17/2001 13:31:38
On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> The simplest step would be to install nroff, since you'll need it at a
> later stage to build manual pages for other packages.  We don't really
> target pkgsrc at people without nroff, since then the inventory files
> which come with packages would be a real pain to maintain.

Maybe we could check the problen in advance and do something:

.if ! exists(/usr/share/tmac/tmac.andoc)
MAKE_ENV+=              NOMAN=1

Or maybe print out a warning that the 'text' set should be installed?

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>