Subject: Re: make package should build dependency packages
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/17/2003 08:28:00
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Todd Vierling 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?

Those examples above. For example, www/lynx: Build the package on a system
with the needed libraries in the base system and then install it on a
different system without those libraries.

>  (Hell, I have a PR
> open about how the dependency registration is actually too aggressive.)

Yes, I agree that sub-dependencies shouldn't be registered.

   Jeremy C. Reed