Subject: Re: make package should build dependency packages
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/16/2003 21:58:07
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> Is there already a switch that does that?  If not, then I think there
> ought to be:  if I 'make package', I most likely want to install it on
> some other machine, where I'd need all the dependencies as well.  So
> 'make package' should, I think, create all dependencies packages as
> well, no?

On a related note, I believe it is more important or useful to have an
option that forces some things to really DEPENDS. For example, if using
texinfo, or openssl, or ncurses, or PAM, then it would be nice to have
some option like FORCE_DEPENDS so when the package is used on another
system, it will really need the prerequisites.

(I think I mentioned this before.)

   Jeremy C. Reed