Subject: Re: make package should build dependency packages
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/17/2003 07:42:14
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

: 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.

Huh?  When does dependency registration *not* happen?  (Hell, I have a PR
open about how the dependency registration is actually too aggressive.)

-- Todd Vierling <>