To: Frank Cusack <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/28/2002 16:12:37
On Sat, 28 Dec 2002, Frank Cusack wrote:
> Is anyone "warm" to the idea of a BUILD_CONFLICTS var?  I'm thinking
> specifically of a case where a [pkg-] installed library causes a
> package being built to link against it; but you don't want the runtime
> dependency.  It may be easier to just have a BUILD_CONFLICTS than to
> "fix" config scripts.
> Or if something like this already exists, let me know. :-)

The only situation where this would make sense (you want to make a binary
pkg, but not really install/use the pkg) is during bulk builds, and they
have other ways to fix that problem properly (by not having anything
unneeded installed).

 - Hubert

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