Subject: Re: BUILD_DEPENDS and
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/2004 12:20:01
On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Matthias Drochner wrote:

> just found that a file is ignored if the
> dependency is established by just a BUILD_DEPENDS.
> So it appearently needs a full ".include"
> and a "BUILDLINK_DEPMETHOD=build" to make this work
> as desired.
> Is this intended?

Yes, the is for buildlink3.

> Is direct use of BUILD_DEPENDS deprecated?

I do not think so.

I see you already updated cdrecord and added and
for groff.

I don't understand why the buildlink3 is needed. I do see that the logic is useful.

I have a PR similar to this:
NetBSD Problem Report #23010: x11/openmotif needs tbl

tbl is (was?) used in comms/ifcico-cm/Makefile, x11/openmotif/Makefile,
mail/fetchmail/Makefile, and net/netatalk-asun/Makefile.

There has been some discussion on having an improved (so would
not be just for "GNU"). Maybe it would be useful for tbl too.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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