Subject: Re: firefox 1.0.1 behaviour changed badly on current/i386
To: Jachym Holecek <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/15/2005 15:03:08
In message <>, Jachym Holecek writes:
>> >> How do other folks deal with such issues?
>> >
>> >Always check for important messages _after_ you've installed a package,
>> >not during the install:
>> >
>> >$ /usr/sbin/pkg_info -D firefox-gtk2
>> That doesn't work very well for dependent packages installed 
>> automatically -- they've long-since scrolled by.

Where is this variable documented?  I don't see it in pkgsrc.txt or 
'man packages'.
>> High on my wishlists for pkgsrc: an automatically-generated log of 
>> things I installed at the top level, so I know what to rebuild, and a 
>> log of what gets built by any given invocation of make, for precisely 
>> the reason I give above.
>That would be nice. For the first point, maybe it's enough to scan the
>dependency tree for a list of "root" packages? (ie. those whose dependecies
>generate all the tree)

That catches too many -- there are packages necessary to build a system 
that I nevertheless don't have any particular use for.  

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,