Subject: Re: Extreme lethargy when dependencies are missing (part 2)
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/07/2001 22:49:37
On Sun, 7 Oct 2001, Charles M. Hannum wrote:

: So I looked at the CVS logs, and I see the following commit.
: While I appreciate Todd's intent here, there *has* to be a way to do
: this without making pkgsrc ungodly slow.

: - Add a new target, "check-depends", which is called as part of "real-fetch".
:   This validates whether the dependencies of a pkg to be built are installed,
:   and if not, whether those dependencies will prospectively build (will
:   not set IGNORE directly or indirectly through the various disable options).
:   Recurses to "depends" with a DEPENDS_TARGET of "check-depends".

When I have a chance (probably tomorrow), I'll round up a copy of the mail
*from you* that prompted me to add this.  I can't even remember WTF the
issue was, anyway.

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