Subject: Re: Unnecessary dependencies in USE_SOCKS case
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/25/2002 11:50:47
On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 01:34:02PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> Re pkg/17010: the's in net/socks4 and net/socks5
> introduce a DEPENDS on socks[45]. However, in the socks4 case, there
> is no shared library, and in the socks5 case, we rarely use it. So
> should they rather be a BUILD_DEPENDS? We can always add a DEPENDS to
> packages that need it.

I thought I had made them BUILD_DEPENDS originally, but I see that I was
mistaken.  Yes, since most packages just use the library archives, these
should just be BUILD_DEPENDS.  Please go ahead and make this change.


	-- Johnny Lam <>