Subject: Re: Extreme lethargy when dependencies are missing (part 2)
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/07/2001 17:10:36
On Sun, 7 Oct 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Sun, 7 Oct 2001, Urban Boquist wrote:
> > But the patch below is not a nice and general solution, and it also
> > uses a temporary file, which I don't think is "allowed" in pkgsrc (or
> > is it)?
> I think it's ok, as long as the temp file is removed after the operation.
> BTW, there's also (i think) the "clean" target that does some caching...

How about if the temp file goes into ${WRKDIR}? Then it will get
removed as a matter of course, and it won't need to be uniquely named,
either. Even better, the file can be an ordinary make target, which
can be listed as a dependency for a general ".DO_DEPENDS:" macro.