Subject: adding to bootstrap kit (was Re: packages using ncurses)
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/20/2003 11:14:47
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, grant beattie wrote:

> Only tools that are *really* needed for bootstrapping should be
> included in the bootstrap kit.

It would be nice to have a script added to bootstrap-pkgsrc that quickly
checked for needed tools and libraries. And gives a friendly message
telling the user what is needed.

I can write a little script to do this.

For example, these are used ib pkgsrc installations:

 dc (I already packaged it with math/bc)
 file (I already package it too)


It can also check for curses, ncurses, etc and give suggestions.

   Jeremy C. Reed