Subject: Re: pkgsrc and Darwin Built-ins
To: Randy Beaudreault <>
From: Jeffrey Putsch <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/20/2002 19:14:36
I believe pkgsrc will notice the built in, but the perl shipped by Apple 
is not as new as the perl pkgsrc wants.

I figured it is best to let pkgsrc put the version it want under 
/usr/pkg and not corrupt the Apple provided perl with pkgsrc additions.

I've got a small patch to apply to /usr/pkgsrc/perl5 that makes this 
work if you like.


On Saturday, July 20, 2002, at 06:57  PM, Randy Beaudreault wrote:

> I have a question that is important in regards to building pkgsrc on OS 
> X/Darwin.  How can we check for programs already available with the 
> base Darwin install, e. g., I just went to build inn on my OS X box but 
> I stopped the build when it attempted to build Perl on my machine since 
> I already have Perl installed with the base system. How could we have 
> bmake check for installed programs like this?
> -- Randy
> OS X - UNIX for the rest of us
> NetBSD - Catch the Power!