Subject: Re: OK to remove "check-depends"?
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/04/2002 14:50:17
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Monday, March 4, 2002 at 14:01:33 (-0600), Frederick Bruckman wrote: ]
> > Subject: OK to remove "check-depends"?
> >
> > At one time, I believe it was requested behavior not to permit a
> > "fetch" unless the dependencies were satisfied (or satisfiable), but
> > now that everything mostly builds, the need for this behavior has
> > passed, and nobody seems to miss it. I sure don't. So does anybody
> > mind if "check-depends" just goes away (patch follows)?
> I would very much appreciate if this check-depends went away!  ;-)
> I often wish to fetch and extract something without building it or any
> of its dependencies.

"extract" still depends on "install-depends", so no joy there. If you
just want to extract to look around, "do-fetch do-extract" will do
that, but as that makes no flag files you'll end up extracting again
if you go on to make the package.