Subject: Re: Few thoughts about pkgsrc and low disk space computers
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: =?iso-8859-2?Q?Micha=B3?= Pasternak <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/15/2003 16:40:26
Robert Elz [Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 09:08:32PM +0700]:
> Maybe I'm unusual, but the request you've made is exactly what I
> don't want - I want to be able to extract a package, and look at it,
> perhaps "make patch" as well, without necessarily ever having any
> intention to build it (it needs to be extracted to get to see the

Ah, that's the point I was missing. You're right, it is important from time
to time. But - what if ,,extract'' target would depend only on ,,checksum''
- and ,,build'' target would depend on ,,build-depends'' and _then_ on
,,extract''? You could still extract the package without building it's
dependencies, also being able to build it's dependencies without having it
extracted through the whole process. Would it be possible, or am I missing
something again?

> CONFIG_DEPENDS		for stuff like autoconf, automake, ... in the cases
> 			that they are actually needed to configure the
> 			package

Would it really be different from BUILD_DEPENDS?

> Nothing should ever get built unless it is really needed (or is likely to

Exactly. Also, nothing should be extracted, if it is not going to be used
immediatley :)

Micha³ Pasternak ::
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