Subject: Dependent, but not available packages
To: None <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/09/2003 20:09:13

For example, I need dependency on some package, and include it within

DEPENDS+=	foo:../../category/foo

Next, it might be occurs, when that "foo" package have the following
line in its own Makefile:

NOT_FOR_PLATFORM=	MyPlaftorm-*-*

and my platform is listed there. In such case it shows me message
about unavailabilty, and then... continues build process. Sometimes
this not so critical, but often a package will not work without
that dependent one.

Is it possible to handle the build process of my own packages
and have the choice of stopping or continuing make in this situation?
Or there is existent some other way?

Best regards,