Subject: Re: Unnecessary dependencies in USE_SOCKS case
To: Johnny Lam <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/25/2002 14:09:43
On Sat, 25 May 2002, Johnny Lam wrote:

> 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.

Will do. I see that the socks5 shared libraries have a funny name,
evidently to keep "-lsocks5" from pulling them in inadvertently. Do
you know, offhand, if any packages utilize that?