Subject: Re: IMPORTANT user-visible change to pkgsrc related to config files
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/26/2001 10:14:22
> I think I wasn't clear enough when I said I wanted the full package name,
> see the way I'm getting the info from Makefile is by simply extracting the
> line, so if I just pulled PKGNAME, I would end up with things like this:
> perl-${PERL5_VERS}
> What I need is the full name (perl-5.6.1nb6), and I would love it if there
> were a way for me to get that out of the Makefile without having to call any
> intervening programs. I can already get the package name easily out of
> /var/db/pkg/*, but comparing it to the version in the pkgsrc directories is

I think that there is no way to get the full package name out of the
Pkgsrc source tree except using make(1).