Subject: Re: How to efficiently update bulk-built packages?
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/18/2005 15:47:05
On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 09:13:29 -0500 (EST) Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Hauke Fath wrote:
> > on top of a 'pkgsrc-200XQY' branch bulk build, I'd like to re-build
> > selected packages instead of re-running the whole build.
> >
> > Is there a way to have the package build install prerequisite
> > software from *binary* packages, if available, instead of
> > re-building stuff all over? I suppose the bulk build works that way,
> > but I cannot find where it works its magic...
> If you already have packages/All populated from the branch bulk build,
> this should happen automatically for you.  Binary packages from there
> are checked for "newness".

Sounds good, but does not happen - at least not with pkgsrc-2004Q4.=20

A 'make package' for x11/kdelibs3 attempts to build a looong list of
dependencies from source. Binary packages are in

Are there any variables to tweak?


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