Subject: Dependency info not acting correctly?
To: None <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/15/2002 04:07:44
I have tried this both before and after the update tonight.

This is the situation:

I have a box with perl-5.00404 still on it. (yeah I should update it).

I went to install pkgdiff on it tonight and to my surprise it went:

===> Registering installation for pkgdiff-0.104
pkgdiff-0.104 requires installed package perl-5.00404

But pkgdiff's Makefile has:

PERL5_REQD=     5.6.0

My system:

pkg_info|egrep perl
perl-5.00404        Practical Extraction and Report Language
perl-mk-1.1         Note installed perl version for speedup

So why is this allowing an install when it's clearly not got perl>=5.6.0

Syetem otherwise is a 1.5ZA x86 system and pkg version is:

pkg_admin -V