Subject: Re: BUILD_DEPENDS on autoconf
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/02/2002 17:32:54
On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 09:04:56AM +0200, Alistair Crooks wrote:

> Take the pkgsrc/security/sudo package, for example. You are honestly
> trying to tell us that EVERYONE should be forced to download Perl to
> the box on which it is being built, and to build Perl as a
> pre-requisite to applying patches to the sudo package?

why is it any different than having libtool as a build-time requirement?
is perl special because it takes a long time to build?  if you have time
or patience restraints, why are you building from source in the first

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |