Subject: Re: use of BULK_PREREQ
To: Brook Milligan <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/09/2001 10:23:19
On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Brook Milligan wrote:
> this may be a bug. I'll try and find some time to take a look.
> I'm not sure if it's a bug or not, but the behavior of the bulk build
> scripts can be recovered by including the following in /etc/mk.conf:
> USE_BULK_CACHE?= yes
you don't want to do that unless you're 100% sure the cache files are up
to date. That is a very expensive operation which is only done during a
full bulk build.
> This variable is set by the bulk build scripts prior to running make.
and those scripts also build the caches.
> The effect is to trigger a conditional that installs all the required
> binary packages. Without this, it appears that no BULK_PREREQ
> packages are installed (I think I was wrong when I said earlier that
> digest was installed).
digest gets installed through a different mechanism.
> Two things to consider:
> - should BULK_PREREQ packages be installed whenever the bulk-package
> target is invoked, not just when USE_BULK_CACHE is defined?
yes. I'll try and get it fixed.
> - should Packages.txt document this variable?
yes. Actually I think it does in the bulk build section.