Subject: Re: pkgsrc sickness
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2002 15:24:26
[ On Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 12:13:09 (-0700), Aaron J. Grier wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: pkgsrc sickness
> I wonder if pkg_info could be modified to walk the package dependency
> tree to give a rough idea of what packages would need to be updated if
> the given one were updated.  it would be a recursive version of pkg_info
> -R.  this wouldn't help if the updated package in pkgsrc had new
> dependencies, but it would be a start...

The better fix is to simply static-link any libraries provided by other
packages.  Such programs not only have fewer run-time dependencies, but
they start up somewhat faster too (and a lot faster if they're all
static-linked! ;-).

								Greg A. Woods

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