Subject: Re: Using devel/readline for bash (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/shells/bash)
To: None <>
From: Min Sik Kim <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/01/2005 17:46:58
On Jul 1, 2005, at 3:01 PM, Bernd Ernesti wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 04:14:39PM +0000, Min Sik Kim wrote:
>> Module Name:    pkgsrc
>> Committed By:    minskim
>> Date:        Fri Jul  1 16:14:39 UTC 2005
>> Modified Files:
>>     pkgsrc/shells/bash: Makefile
>> Log Message:
>> Use devel/readline instead of the included readline library.  Bump
>> PKGREVISION due to the added dependency.  This should fix PR pkg/ 
>> 30601.
> Why do we need to add the dependency for devel/readline to other  
> systems
> then Darwin?

I think depending on another package is preferred in pkgsrc to using  
libraries shipped with distfile, unless the pkgsrc version is too  
old.  In fact, shells/bash already has a dependency on devel/gettext- 
lib, even though it is shipped with its own gettext library.

> With this change it is not longer possible to copy the binary on other
> machine, which has no pkg's installed and use it there a standalone
> version, which use shared libraries.

In this case, I recommend building bash manually (configure; make)  
and copying the binary.  You can still use pkgsrc to fetch the  
distfile and apply patches.  Please let me know if you have more  
compelling reasons not to use devel/readline.

Min Sik Kim