Subject: Re: hidden dependencies, Act II
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/15/2001 07:54:56
"Johnny C. Lam" wrote:

> No, I think you missed my point.  The config.cache generated depends
> on what's already been found during the configure process.  The
> resulting config.cache file won't contain all of the ac_cv_* values
> possible.  For an example, see pkgsrc/graphics/magicpoint.

  Sigh.  It would have been too easy, wouldn't it? ;-)

  Something else that came to my mind regarding our default-deny
tactics: we have to be very careful about what we deny the configure
script to find.  Otherwise we can easily break a package for different
operating systems.  For example, a package configured under Solaris oder
Linux might need to find a completely different set of header files
and/or libraries than under NetBSD.  In the worst case, this might even
apply to different ports/versions of NetBSD as well.