Subject: Re: overriding openssl depends?
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/29/2004 16:56:00
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> There is no way (yet) to use an older version of pkgsrc OpenSSL without
> directly editing the openssl/ file and lowering the
> dependency.  I'm doing some active research on being able to build
> against installed versions of software regardless of the version
> required by a package as a way to allow users with large installed
> bases of software from pkgsrc, e.g. anyone who has built and installed
> KDE-3.x or GNOME-2.x from pkgsrc, to avoid updating those large package
> installations until a time of their own choosing.

That would be very nice (and essential!) to have.
Until then, it's editing pkgsrc-guts. :)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>