Subject: Re: OK to remove "check-depends"?
To: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 03/04/2002 21:14:26
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> > > [ On Monday, March 4, 2002 at 14:01:33 (-0600), Frederick Bruckman wrote: ]
> > > >
> > > > 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 also do "make fetch NO_DEPENDS=" a lot to just grab the one distfile for
> the particular package in which I'm interested.
Actually, "make fetch" seems to do that without the NO_DEPENDS=, since
about bsd.pkg.mk,v1.843, 08-Nov-01. I'm suggesting this is actually a
good thing, and that we should garbage collect check-depends.
Consider, now a "make fetch" at the top-level or for a category does
what you want, which is to fetch distfiles, and not to install things.