Subject: Re: Rework of the fetch target (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk)
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/01/2002 05:53:22
On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Bernd Ernesti wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 01:13:32PM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> >
> I think you don't know what we get before from a make fetch-list.
> 1. we would only get an output, if the distfile for this package doesn't exists
>    on the local system

Doh! I was wrong to defer the check until the script is executed.

> 2. only the distfile for this package would be displayed, not other distfiles
>    from other packages, even if this package has dependencies.

I don't remember it that way. For some time, there's been a fetch-list
target, and a fetch-list-one-pkg. fetch-list-one-pkg almost does what
you're requesting, but it still (improperly) defers the check.

> 3. you would not only get the distfile, but also get a command line which you
>    could use to fetch this file.
> but now you get the output even if the distfile is there and the output is now
> unreadable due too the length of it.
> #2 and #3 is what I really want. That way I could fetch this distfile on a
> different system, which has a faster connection, without having the pkgsrc
> tree on this system.

OK. I have some ideas to make fetch-list much nicer. Give me a day or
two to hammer out the details.