Subject: Re: getting pkgsrc to PREFER_NATIVE
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Anthony de Almeida Lopes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/17/2004 02:48:06
What about using native copies of other things? like bzip2, db, cracklib and
there's still no way to do a fake install?
> On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Anthony de Almeida Lopes wrote:
> > > PREFER_* is used by builtin.mk in the buildlink3.mk system.
> > >
> > > You can not use it to choose the "perl" you want.
> > is there a way to fake installs yet?
> "You don't do that for Perl." Really. No, honestly, trust me. pkgsrc
> *needs* its own copy of perl, and there's no way around that.
> (The main issue is that most perl modules installed from pkgsrc will not
> have correct PLISTs -- and thus can't be properly installed or
> There are other issues, but suffice it to say that pkgsrc cannot, and will
> not, support an external perl.)
> -- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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